The Cedar Rapids Community School District is investigating a complaint filed by parents of Cedar Rapids Washington students against Washington coach Tony Lombardi.
Some of the parents involved with the complaint met Tuesday evening with Jill Cirivello, the executive director for human resources for the school district, along with two attorneys who are assisting the school district with the probe.
Washington parents have complained that Lombardi, the school's football coach since 2006, has used inappropriate language in his dealings with their children in his official capacity as a teacher and coach at the high school.
The parents who attended Tuesday's meeting were told their claims are being investigated but that no conclusions have been reached at this time, the Metro Sports Report has learned. The investigation will continue for an unspecified period of time.
The parents were told that the school district must give "due process" to all parties involved in the complaint.
Lombardi was named Washington's new baseball coach this past fall and has been conducting state-allowed offseason workouts the past few weeks in preparation for the season that begins in May. He also teaches physical education at Washington.
Lombardi declined comment on the parents' complaints when approached by a reporter from the Metro Sports Report on Monday.
Tuesday's meeting was held at the temporary school district headquarters at Kingston Stadium and lasted approximately 70 minutes.
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