Gym teacher at Lyman Hall in Wallingford has been on leave since June pending investigation

Gym teacher at Lyman Hall in Wallingford has been on leave since June pending investigation

Record-Journal


WALLINGFORD — A Lyman Hall High School physical education teacher has been on paid administrative leave since June as the school district investigates his “conduct as an employee.”

Jason Zettergren was placed on paid leave on June 13 pending investigation of a “school-based matter,” School Superintendent Salvatore Menzo said in an email. Menzo didn’t comment further.

Police recently investigated allegations against Zettergren, Lt. Stacy Sacharko said, but cannot release any details because the allegations could not be corroborated.

Zettergren could not be reached for comment.

Zettergren, a 1994 Lyman Hall graduate, has been a physical education teacher in Wallingford since 2002. In 2013, the Board of Education appointed him as Team Leader for Health and Physical Education at Lyman Hall. He was reappointed in 2014 and 2015.

While on leave, Zettergren is not allowed to be on school grounds or attend school-sponsored activities, Menzo wrote in a letter dated June 13 notifying Zettergren of the investigation. Zettergren is also prohibited from using his school district email account and contacting students, parents and district employees,

Menzo met with Zettergren on June 12 to discuss the “investigation of certain matters related to your conduct as an employee in this school district,” the letter stated. Lyman Hall Principal Joseph Corso also attended the meeting.

Menzo’s letter was included in Zettergren’s personnel file, which the Record-Journal obtained through a Freedom of Information request.

mzabierek@record-journal.com 203-317-2279 Twitter: @MatthewZabierek


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