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Southampton Superintendent Scott Farina under investigation

The Southampton school district is investigating allegations against

The Southampton school district is investigating allegations against its superintendent, Scott Farina, according to a message posted on the district's website Thursday night, March 17, 2016. Farina, right, speaks to a crowd gathered at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton on Nov. 12, 2014. Credit: Gordon M. Grant

The Southampton school district is investigating allegations against its superintendent, according to a message posted on the district’s website Thursday night.

The message from school board president Heather McCallion did not specify the type of allegations against Scott Farina but said the probe will be completed in the “next few weeks.”

Board member Donald King declined to comment. Efforts to reach Farina and other school officials Thursday night were unsuccessful.

McCallion wrote that the school board approved a resolution on Feb. 11 to hire outside counsel to look into the allegations.

“As frustrating as it may be to hear, it should be understood that we are legally prohibited from sharing specific information about this process based on the right to privacy to which he is entitled,” McCallion wrote. “It would be irresponsible for the district to speculate and/or respond to rumors circulating within the community about this matter.”

The board will share what findings they can with the community, she said.

Farina had more than 20 years of experience in education when he took over 2013. He had been an administrative consultant in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and also the principal of East Hampton High School.

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