Note: Meeting date for open, regular meeting has been changed to 7:30 p.m. March 19.
The Huron school board has scheduled a special weekend meeting on March 16, three days ahead of its regular monthly meeting.
Board members plan to meet with attorneys about pending court action and personnel matters in the 10 a.m., closed-door, Saturday session a week from tomorrow. The board will consider the dismissal or discipline of a public employee but doesn't anticipate taking any formal action at the meeting, held in the reading area at Shawnee Elementary.
At the March 18 meeting, the board may then vote on the employment status of suspended superintendent Fred Fox. A report from an Ohio Department of Education referee should be delivered to the district this Monday. It will include a recommendation to either fire or reinstate Fox.
The board members can vote to accept or reject the referee’s recommendation, ultimately making the final decision on whether they’ll fire Fox based on 23 allegations leveled against him.
The investigation into Fox kicked off more than a year ago, when the board hired attorney Matt Markling to review a number of allegations. Markling has billed the district $90,000 for his work.
The issue has effectively divided the community.
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What: Regularly scheduled board meeting
When: 7:30 p.m. March 19
Where: Shawnee Elementary, 712 E. Cleveland Road.
Note: The special board meeting March 16 is for the purpose of going into executice, closed-door session, to discuss personnel matters and pending litigatio..