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To the Lawrence Academy Community,

We will have opportunities to address the coming school year with due anticipation as we reach August, but we send this communication today to notify our community of further steps we are taking to address a serious matter we first wrote to you about in May. The matter concerns reports that a former employee, Pete Regis, engaged in sexual misconduct with students. Mr. Regis was employed at Lawrence Academy from 1988-2001. Since our May letter, the school received a new report alleging misconduct by Mr. Regis. This incident had not previously been reported to the school or to law enforcement authorities. Upon learning of this report, the school notified law enforcement and the Department of Children & Families, which oversees child welfare.

These circumstances compel us to take further action to discover and establish any additional incidents or facts related to reports involving Mr. Regis. The school, under the authorization of the Board of Trustees, has engaged Sanghavi Law Office to perform an independent investigation into reports or allegations involving Mr. Regis. Sanghavi Law Office has extensive experience with this type of investigation, having effectively completed similar engagements with several independent schools, colleges and universities in our region. Elizabeth Sanghavi and Kate Upatham from Sanghavi Law Office will be conducting this investigation.

We strongly encourage participation and cooperation with this investigation. The more information Lawrence Academy has, the more effective we can be in responding to alumni who may have experienced misconduct while here and in protecting current and future students. If you have any information that you believe might be helpful, please contact Elizabeth Sanghavi by phone at (617) 274-5725 or by email at elizabeth.sanghavi@sanghavilawoffice.com. Upon completion of the investigation, Sanghavi Law Office will provide a report, findings of which we will share with the school community. Anonymous identifiers will be used to protect the privacy of those involved.

Beyond this particular matter, please remember that we have established multiple channels for reporting potential misconduct at Lawrence Academy. As always, any emergency or active situation in which a person's well-being is immediately threatened should be directed to 911. In addition, reports may be made by notifying law enforcement or state authorities. In terms of resources at school, any student, parent, alumna/us, or any other involved party may bring concerns directly to one or more of the following individuals designated by the Board of Trustees to facilitate misconduct reporting:

- Head of School, Dan Scheibe (dscheibe@lacademy.edu),
- Assistant Head of School, Libby Margraf (lmargraf@lacademy.edu)
- President of the Board of Trustees Bruce MacNeil (macneiltrustee@lacademy.edu)
- Trustee, Barbara Brammer (brammertrustee@lacademy.edu)

Lastly, the school offers a third-party, online reporting service which includes an option to submit concerns anonymously. That site can be accessed directly here: https://lacademy.ethicspoint.com or through the LA website here: https://www.lacademy.edu/page.cfm?p=1812.

The circumstances leading to this investigation are painful to reckon with. Nevertheless, we must learn as much as we can about what happened in our past so that we can face matters squarely today and move forward proactively in the interests of all of our students.

Sincerely,

Dan Scheibe, Head of School
Bruce MacNeil, President of the Board of Trustees
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