Sanchioni, as Superintendent of schools in Natick, MA, berated the mother of a boy who had committed suicide – accusing her of telling “unfettered lies” at a Natick School Committee meeting.
Sanchioni’s efforts to quash criticism resulted in a lawsuit, prompted by Sanchioni’s repeated efforts to silence this grieving mother. The lawsuit resulted in more than $240,000 in legal fees paid by Town taxpayers.
During one six-month period of Sanchioni’s tenure in 2018, the Natick School Committee was found to have violated the Open Meetings law more than 200 times.
Last year in Tiverton, Sanchioni issued a gag order similar to the one he issued this year, forcing the Union to file a charge with the R.I. State Labor Relations Board, who, in turn, issued a complaint. This year, the Union, on Amy’s behalf, sought redress in Federal Court. And following a brief hearing, the Court forced Sanchioni to rescind his gag order.