Embattled Myers Park High Principal Mark Bosco has a new job in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, following a nearly-three month investigation and suspension prompted by complaints from students that he and other leaders mishandled past reports of sexual assault and harassment on campus. Bosco, who was at the helm of Myers Park for about eight years before being suspended in August, accepted a position as the senior administrator for expanded learning and partnerships in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, effective immediately, according to a note to families at the school. His pay as principal was $149,462 and that will be his new job salary, too, CMS officials confirmed. While Bosco and his attorney have maintained he followed district policies and federal laws pertaining to school-based response to reports of sexual assault and harassment, years-old campus sexual assault lawsuits came to light earlier this year, stemming from cases originating in 2014 and 2015. And a protest at Myers Park catalyzed scrutiny and criticism of the district and some administrators over the summer.
District leaders subsequently agreed to set up a Title IX Task Force that includes student voices and conduct more training for staff and students. School board members also called for a fresh investigation, and Bosco was placed on a paid suspension a few weeks before school started. Many past and current Myers Park students called for Bosco to be fired or to resign. He was principal at the time of two reported sexual assaults in a wooded area close to the school. Bosco was named in one lawsuit, and another was filed against other CMS officials at Myers Park, which included claims the administration failed to tell female students who reported sexual violence of their rights under Title IX. The lawsuits say the former students were discouraged from taking formal action to open Title IX or criminal investigations.
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