Fred Fox gets first opportunity in front of board

UPDATED WITH VIDEO Embattled Huron Schools superintendent Fred Fox got his first opportunity to respond publicly to allegations of misconduct leveled at him by a law firm that was hired by the school board.
Sandusky Register Staff
Sep 8, 2012

UPDATED WITH VIDEO Embattled Huron Schools superintendent Fred Fox got his first opportunity to respond publicly to allegations of misconduct leveled at him by a law firm that was hired by the school board.

Fox attended the board meeting Thursday evening to respond to allegations of impropriety, although it was his attorney, Patrick Murray, who addressed the board.

For more photos from the meeting, click HERE

Said Murray: The allegations against Fox are ambiguous and ridiculous.

“What rule did he disobey?” Murray asked the board. “We’ve been asking that question, to no avail.”

About 100 people attended the meeting. The school board ultimately voted 3-2 to continue with termination proceedings against Fox. The vote included a measure to stop paying Fox his salary, pending the eventual outcome of the proceedings.

To read more about what Murray had to say, pick up Friday's Register.

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Well..

Interesting to see all of the posts.

No matter what was said, we are all going to interpret it in our own way.

It has come down to attornies talking to attornies and this was the first actual public 'shot' back at the Huron Board of Ed. (Or at least the 3 Stooges).

I wish I was in attendence as the Register video apparently did not tell the whole story. Interesting story about Donna Greene and $7,000. Can't wait to read what that's all about. Apparently she was 'reimbursed' improperly ? (Where have we heard this before ? Maybe she was given a Hawiian golfing vacation from a vendor ?)..

For those of you who keep hammering on Asher and Caporini, don't miss the part where Johnny C. says 'There's nothing we have to discuss that can't be discussed in front of this audience'..

This is an exceptionally large powerplay we are witnessing. When it is all said and done I hope you all scratch your heads and decide that the REAL problem here is the Board of Education, not Fred Fox.

Paying the Huron Board of Education $140 per member for each of these meetings is completely out of whack. My suggestion would be for them to donate the money back to the school system as they are totally the cause of this expense.

There are two members of this board in serious, if not criminal, trouble over this mess. And it's not Caporini and Asher.

Justme...

wired - I don't know what SSDD means, but I think you're correct.  This was probably just a matter of law, and what they were required to do - not meant to be a trial.  I guess that comes later.  And you're right - nothing got solved.  On we go...

Justme...

p.s. wired - the article earlier in the week said the board would not be asking any questions.

underthebridge

 Patrick Murray said that Nancy G misappropriated $7000 in school funds.   For what?   

I'm beginnning to think that everyone has a little bit of dirt on everyone there.   But Mr. Murray, the unpunished acts of others do not exhonerate your client.  

 

Informed

bridge, your last sentence sums it up perfectly!  That's what many of us have been trying to sell Sold all along.

Informed

According to the meeting minutes, unless Fox fights this, he will be fired within 10 days.  He cannot fight the accusations, as they are true.  The only thing he can maybe fight is how this was handled by the board initially.  However, that doesn't change the fact that the allegations are true and if he goes to a formal hearing, he will still be fired.

The threats Fox made that his lawyer tried to trivialize are still threats.  You cannot tell a board member those things. It's called intimidation and it's against the law.  Free speech doesn't apply.

To sum it up, this lawyer was an idiot, not only because of what he said but for taking on this case in the first place. 

Tmm

Watching Fox's attorney up there just goes to show that you can go to law school on your daddy's dime, get a law degree, pass the bar exam that was in existence many years ago (which was a joke) work in your daddys law firm and have absolutly no skill what so ever.  As a matter of fact, the only skill he needs is to hire law clerks to do all his work for him. 

Did Fox's attorney even know he had this meeting schedualed or did he just show up and wing it?  Was almost like he couldn't put his thoughts together and present them to the audience...isn't that covered in year 1 of law school? 

Heck, there was an attorney sitting in the front row of the audience who could have done a 100X better job and would charge a lot less.  Your last name doesn't guarentee you are good at what you do. 

Nor'easter

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Huron_1969

The negative impact to our community and school system is getting worse and the Fred Fox cast of characters are just compounding matters. I was disappointed with Fred when all the information 1st came to light and thought Fred really messed up. Disappointment has now evolved to utter disdain - I cannot phantom how Fred thinks he can fight this,  let alone even try. Fred, be a man, own up to your actions.

Sit n Spin

Especially after Murray admitted that "Fred had an extra-marital affair, although it was for only a short time."  I nearly fell out of my chair when he actually admitted that, bad bad move there Fred and Pat !  That admission alone, along with the e-mail evidence is enough to send him packing !  Since the affair only lasted for a "short time" all should be forgiven I guess.  NOT !

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Sit/Spin-

Apparently.. It's not enough to send Fred Fox packing or at the conclusion of the executive session the Board would have fired him.

I keep telling you folks there's a whole lot more here than is meeting your eyes.. But, you prefer to think that all you have read in the Register is the truth ?

You, at least, are smarter than that Spinner..

Why does Fred Fox still have a job Spin ?

Think

Sit n Spin

 I know enough & a helluvalot more than what this rag has printed. The S.S. Fox is listing and his "friends' will start slowly jumping ship ;) Wait for it...

Tsu Dho Nimh

 Sold...Retiree called last night's display a dog and pony show that was led by a horse's behind.

donutshopguy

 Sold,

First, you say Mr. Fox didn't have an affair. Then later  you said he had an affair. Now, Mr. Murray admits he had a " short time" affair.

What is a "short affair" ?  Is this a Bill Clinton moment?

Politicians, lawyers and superintendents all of the same cloth.

Sit n Spin

No kidding donut....An affair is an affair whether it lasted 2 minutes or 2 years.  I still cannot believe he made that statement ! :D

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One more time, Donut-

Why hasn't Fred Fox been fired if there is so much 'truth' against him ?

You people are way more educated than not to be able to answer this simple question.

Think..

Tsu Dho Nimh

Sold,

You sure are stuck on thinking that I really give two hoots about your buddies, Nancy and John.  Again, I don't need binoculars to spy on them.  I just simply look out my window and see what I see.  I enjoy how you get on the defensive and continue to post about the two : )  Thank you for the free entertainment!

Since you brought up the term "stalker" in a previous post when referring to me, I did learn something very interesting about 6 weeks ago that even you would find interesting.  Did you know that when someone tries to hack another person's FB account, FB will immediately lock the account, send a notice to the owner, and will report that suspicious activity from an unrecognizable mobile device attempted to log in?  FB will even provide the time and location of the attempt.  Pretty cool, huh?  And the owner of the account can actually get a report from the FB security team.  Isn't technology great?

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TDN-

You are totally off of your rocker.
You should maybe get your report. Who would be interested in your Facebook account besides, you ?

Who do you believe tried to get on your Facebook ? Fred Fox... lol

I can't imagine there is anything there worth reading, (or writing) ? Conspiracy theories aside.. But.. You do have way too much information on John and Nancy for a casual observer.

If you can look out of your window, (and it's not your car window), and see John, or Nancy then it narrows it down to where you live and could be dangerously close to where I live. Too close for my comfort.. lol

I am now interested in who tried to get into your Facebook account.. lolol

And one more time: John Caporini's request to keep the meeting in public should speak very loudly.. Even to you.

Now The Rest of...

If you would betray your wife and the mother of your children what else would you do? 

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Retiree

When you go around saying your innocent of all charges, be a man, get up and tell your side of the story. People that are guilty let someone else do the talking for them and they try to put the blame on someone else.That is the American way in the corrupt legal system. That last night was two pompus individuals showing that they have nothing other than to keep draining the local taxpayer out of as much money as they can and two board members helping them. I would like to know their monetary agenda. It is time that those two elected members open their eyes and start looking out for the Huron taxpayer. The two of you are upsetting a lot of people.

 

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Retiree-

At this point NO ONE'S LAWYER is going to allow them to speak in public..

If you think that the 2 board members are upsetting people, maybe you better go out and do a straw pole ?

Maybe I'm talking to the wrong 'REAL' people, but it isn't Fred Fox, Caporini, or Asher that have 'REAL' people upset today ?

PussycatPatrol

The Pussycat Patrol has been studying these pictures and we have only one thing to say:  When did it become acceptable for gentlemen not to wear a shirt and tie and for ladies not to wear hose?  We are simply appalled at the manner of dress at this little meeting in Huron.  My goodness, not only are these individuals dressed as hilljacks, but white socks?  Really?  And when is it ever appropriate for ladies to wear clunky, dirty sandals to a business meeting?  First of all, they just don't belong there and we are praying that at the very least, this young lady has had a pedicure.  As a rule, the Pussycat Patrol will only wear closed toe shoes WITH hose.  Now granted, we do have to wear Spanx, since we do have a little bit of a gut, but that's just because we do drinks a bit after crime fighting.  Now, people of Huron.......please, please, please pay attention to what you wear.  Don't be afraid to look in the mirror before going out.  It's important to look your best at all times - and people will take you seriously when you are looking your best.  Take that nice attorney who was speaking at your meeting - we do not know him, but he looks absolutely fabulous in his nicely pressed shirt, tie and suit.  We would take him very serious if we were at your little town meeting.  Not only does he present himself well, but he looks smart, too.  See what good personal hygiene can do?  Now, carry on Huronites! 

Tsu Dho Nimh

 Sit and Spin...I can't wait to hear the big slash when all those fools hit the water.

 

Sold...never said it was my FB. There you go, jumping to conclusions and that is so out of character for you. Hope it's not your dog that's leaving gifts in my yard, neighbor.

Sit n Spin

 TDN, the splash probably wont be all that big due to the fact that all the rats will jump ship & watch Fred sink to Davy Jones' locker in solo fashion. It's typical and so much en vogue for most "loyal" Huronites to do so !

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TDN-

My dog passed away a few years ago. Those 'gifts' would be petrified by now.. You might get some DNA ?

PS.. Go back and read your FB post and see if it does not infer that someone tried to hack YOUR FB. Just reading, not jumping..

Most Wanted

I love the PussycatPatrol!...but really, lose the weight and the spanx, nothing worse than fat chicks making fun of others!

donutshopguy

 Sold,

First you were complaining that the board made the information public.  Mr. Caporini voted "no" to make the information public.

Now, you are praising Mr. Caporini for trying to keep the process open to the public.

You flip flop worse than any politician.  Say whatever fits your needs.

PussycatPatrol

Thank you very much "Most Wanted" -  but we are not fat.  Yes, our tummies aren't as flat as we'd like, so that is why we wear Spanx.  We like that smooth look that only Spanx can give us.  Nobody likes seeing a pantyline!!  We always try to present ourselves in the best light possible and that's the point we are trying to get across to the Huronites.  Thank you again "Most Wanted" - we love our fans and we love you!!

Most Wanted

LOL!  Damn those pantylines!   Keep up the beauty patrol!

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