Parents protest Liberty School District superintendent

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BUCKEYE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Some parents in a west Valley school district want to see the superintendent out, and they let him know as much at the Governing Board Meeting Monday night.

The superintendent at the center of this is Dr. Andrew Rogers. He runs the Liberty Elementary School District in Buckeye.

Parents who reached out to us claim Dr. Rogers has fired teachers and principals for no reason. They've even made allegations about criminal activity perpetrated by the superintendent.

Many of those who showed up Monday night to protest were especially upset over what they say was a disruption of their kid's gifted programs.

"About a week ago, our gifted coordinator was walked off the campus. A bunch of gifted students were left without a teacher and the very next day they were forced into another classroom where all they had was basically coloring books to color. That's not something a gifted student should have," said concerned parent Michael Todd.

We did reach out to the superintendent via email to request a comment about the allegations. He did not get back to us.

Dr. Rogers was in attendance Monday night, but he sat quietly and did not make eye contact with the crowd of parents who repeatedly asked the board to remove him from his position.

Since all of this was brought up during public comment, neither the board nor the superintendent could respond or engage with those parents.

It is unclear what the next step is, but we do know the governing board has the power to remove the superintendent. Whether or not that's something they will do remains to be seen.

The board president did respond to our email, saying he had no comment at this time.

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