Band director no longer at Baldwin

Rodrigues was on paid leave pending an investigation of sexual misconduct

The Maui News

Stephen Rodrigues, who was placed on leave from his job in April, is no longer employed as Baldwin High School band director and teacher, the state Department of Education said Monday.

“We can confirm that Stephen Rodrigues, formerly with Baldwin High, is no longer employed with the Hawaii Department of Education,” communications specialist Derek Inoshita said in an email Monday. “We cannot provide the circumstances or any details about that separation, however, due to personnel confidentiality restrictions.”

Rodrigues had been placed on department-directed paid leave on April 6, as part of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct involving students.

Department of Education communications obtained by The Maui News referred to allegations that Rodrigues may have engaged in sexual misconduct with three Baldwin students from 2003 to 2005 and that he was involved in inappropriate sexual behavior with a Baldwin student in the 2017-to-2018 school year.

Rodrigues admitted to inappropriate behavior and activity involving the three students from 2003 to 2005 when they went to his home, according to the communications.

Rodrigues’ employment was terminated this month, according to the communications.

Rodrigues is a 1996 graduate of Baldwin High School.

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