The group blames Hamlet for families moving out of the district.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — On the last night of summer vacation, some parents called for a vote of “no confidence” in Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Hamlet.

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The group picketed outside the district’s administration building in Oakland on Thursday. The group blames Hamlet for families moving out of the district.

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They also said they are angry over the Pennsylvania Ethics Commission finding that Hamlet committed ethics violations with expenses and time off for trips.

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“We’ve given Dr. Hamlet a chance,” said protest organizer Abbie Campsie. “He’s had five years as superintendent, and I don’t think there is really any reason to continue to have him.”

“That little bit of money they’re talking about, having contracts and friends, I don’t know what that’s about. But so far, no one has accused him of a crime – not a one,” said Rick Adams, former PPS board member.

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The commission found Superintendent Hamlet violated the ethics code with expenses that should have been returned to district coffers. Hamlet embraced the commission’s findings, saying they cleared him of wrongdoing.