Fox hearings shuttered to public

Termination hearings for suspended Huron Schools superintendent Fred Fox were closed to the public Tuesday.
Jessica Cuffman
Oct 23, 2012

The three days of hearings originally were scheduled to be open, but Fox had the right until the start of the hearing to have them in private.

The hearings, to be conducted before Ohio Department of Education referee Harry Taich, are concerning 23 allegations the Huron board of education has said warrant Fox's firing.

After the hearings, where witnesses will testify under oath, Taich will submit a written recommendation to the board, recommending that Fox either be reinstated or fired.

The board is not required to agree with the recommendation.

The accusations against Fox, many stemming from the 50-page Markling report, allege he carried on an improper business relationship with a district vendor, improperly submitted expenses for reimbursement related to a April 2011 trip to Arizona, and was involved in an extramarital affair on school time using school computers and email.



I thought the ruling is supposed to be in ten days... is there more to it? Murray has done his job his presence irrelevant....why not a ruling?

Tsu Dho Nimh

Don't know anything other than Fox's legal representation will not be available until December and the ruling won't happen until then. Does not make sense to me but I am just sharing what I heard from what should be a reliable source. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

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Don't know what to tell you, TDN. I didn't read it in the Register yet so I find it hard to believe.. lol

Tsu Dho Nimh

Sold...most of what I know and share does not come from the Register :)

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I know, TDN..
Was just wondering with only Scott Slocum, two board attorneys, Fred Fox, Murray, the referee and one witness at a time.. How you know about the vacation ?

Curiouser and curiouser


Sold~ Really?? Haven't you figured it out..he/she is either a lawyer in Cleveland or has a very close relative that is a lawyer that lives in Huron that is a FF hater. No disrespect meant

Tsu Dho Nimh

Sold and Partyboy...or perhaps I am a friend of a close Fox supporter who cannot keep secrets. Lots of loose lips in this town :)

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Makes sense, except like I said, there is a limited number of people who know what you stated. I don't think you'd tip your hat that easily.

And actually, Partyboy, I believe you are close to the truth but I can't figure out why TDN dislikes Fred Fox so much ? It's almost like Fred Fox did something to TDN or someone very close to TDN.

Honestly, I really don't care who anyone here is. I really am only concerned with Fred Fox and the Huron City Schools getting a fair outcome. At this point and time I am confident that at least people are testifying under oath and most will tell the truth. It's about time.