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 October 1, 2009  Breaches, U.S., Youth & Schools

Marcia Chambers reports:

Denise Farina, the tenured teacher at the center of a rare public termination hearing, used her teacher’s pass code to take confidential information from a student data bank at the Mary T. Murphy Elementary School to give to her paralegal for use in her case — a violation of federal law, the attorneys at the hearing said.

The bombshell disclosure came Friday as Farina’s public hearing continued before a special committee of the Branford Board of Education. She is the one who asked that the hearing be conducted in public.

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Although she is on suspension or administrative leave with pay, Farina still had a working pass code that gave her access to Infinite Campus, a school data base. It was not clear why. Schools Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Halligan told the Eagle during a recess at the hearing that Farina’s access would be cut off immediately.

Read more in the New Haven Independent.

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