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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - New allegations involving plagiarism have prompted a petition calling for the resignation of Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Michael Munoz.

A news release says over 300 people, mostly students or graduates of the Rochester Public Schools, have signed the petition. David Jiang, a 2015 graduate of Century High School, indicated he launched the petition in response to recent reports involving allegations that Munoz plagiarized portions of speeches, letters, and social media posts.

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Munoz was previously disciplined by the Rochester School Board after it came to light that a letter sent to school district staff thanking them for their efforts during the pandemic included the unattributed writings of another educator. He was penalized through a five-day suspension without pay. The Rochester School Board is expected to discuss the newly disclosed allegations against the superintendent at its regular meeting next week.

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