Huron Schools release Fox hearing transcripts, exhibits

Public meeting set for Tuesday evening when school board members are expected to vote on superintendent. Get live coverage and updates here at sanduskyregister.com as it happens.
Jessica Cuffman
Mar 18, 2013

The school district on Monday released information from state Department of Education hearings regarding the termination of superintendent Fred Fox, reversing a decision last week to withhold the documents and transcripts on the advice they were not public record. 

Look for documents to be posted at sanduskyregister.com Tuesday morning. 

There are more than 2,700 pages of documents. Get the story Tuesday in the Sandusky Register.

Meanwhile, the school board met Saturday in closed session and will meet again Tuesday in an open session, where a vote on whether to accept or reject a state referee's recommendation that Fox be reinstated with back pay. 

Check back here at sanduskyregister.com for live coverage and breaking news when the board makes its decision.

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WHAT: Huron School board meeting
WHERE: McCormick Auditorium, 325 Ohio St.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Tuesday

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Comments

UgtaBkdnMe

Keep throwing ! People need to KNOW the TRUTH ! Were did you get this ?

Tsu Dho Nimh

"That Fox’s intent in going to Arizona was to obtain a winter vacation
underwritten by the Board is evidenced by his complete failure to share any information from the conference with his school principals or curriculum director. (T. 377, 1079-1080, 1569-1570) That is especially odd if the purpose of Fox’s attendance was to bring back Effective Schools
ideas to the district; it is a site-based (school-building-based) model. It is even more peculiar that he chose to travel to Arizona to hear about Effective Schools, because (1) such conferences are available in Ohio, (2) Effective Schools was designed for districts with a different socioeconomic
composition than Huron Schools, and (3) Huron Schools stopped using Effective Schools several years ago. (T. 376-377, 1079, 1265, 1566-1567, 1665-1667)"

nobodyfromnowhere

Yet the board pre-approved the trip. They could have refused to do so but did not. Another non-issue.

Justme...

According to the emails they pre-approved a 3 day conference, not a 7 day trip.

Tsu Dho Nimh

"12 Fox’s ally, former Board member Nancy Bulea, verbally attacked Green in an executive session for supposedly involving the police in the first investigation. She apparently did not know that the police became involved after district employees went to Common Pleas Judge Ty Tone with allegations. (T. 714; Bd. 35)" Footnote

Tsu Dho Nimh

"Fox also discussed with Lally a plan to assure that Slocum participated in the “burying” of the Markling report. Fox told Lally that Fox’s lifelong friend, Asher, was attempting to obtain information from Slocum’s prior employer, showing that Slocum was fired for wrongdoing and, by holding this information over Slocum, attempting to assure the
“burying” of the Markling report. (T. 1676-1677)."

Kevin Asher made some ugly allegations in his conspiracy suit filed in the Erie County Courts that are consistent with the statement above. Let it be known, Mr. Slocum has a letter from his previous employer that supports that Mr. Slocum left on good terms and they would hire him back. Can we say bully?

Capt. Ford

Interesting....we now have the Tsu Dho Nimh show.

Sit n Spin

At least this "show" is filled with facts, not heresy & innuendo.

nobodyfromnowhere

Tsu is mearly regurigitating the District's brief which is (naturally) biased to the District's point of view and made solely to support their argument. It is not evidence or even necessarily fact just their argument.

Sit n Spin

Much like the Taich report and the Markling report....all these reports are biased unless you are one side of the fence like many seem to be, including yourself.

UgtaBkdnMe

Taiche's arguments wouldn't hold up in a court. Have you had a chance to read the post-hearing brief, Sit and Spin?

Sit n Spin

I have not. However, Mr. Taiche was obviously a "referee" with Freddie's best interest in mind for whatever reason, it was very obvious. Both reports (Markling & Taiche) are propaganda from both sides of the fence. Hopefully the OEC was on the fence when they did their investigation & reports the facts.

Tsu Dho Nimh

The brief is public record as of today. Hopefully the Register will have it online soon.

nobodyfromnowhere

The post hearing brief is only the district's version, used to support their argument. Taiche doesn't argue the case, the District and Fox did, he decides it. Thus he has no arguments to have to hold up in court. He has a decision and in that decision he stated the reasons that he came to said decision, he doesn't argue anything.

Truth or Fiction

There is an important distinction that is being overlooked. Marklng was hired by a split school board resulting in a degree of bias being attached to the report. His report was submitted to the Ohio Department of Education, an agency of the government that supposedly has no bias. The ODE looked at the facts presented and concluded "no wrong doing" recommending reinstatement.

Sit n Spin

A 3rd grader could read the Taiche report and conclude that it is every bit as biased as the Markling report. Both reports are as crooked as a stick in water. I'm waiting on the OEC to chime in, hopefully they will take an unbiased approach & deliver the truth. See y'all tomorrow !

UgtaBkdnMe

Good point.

nobodyfromnowhere

For the OEC to find an ethics violation there has to be evidence that there was a "substantial and undue influence" as required in ORC 102.03 D&E. Thus far there is no evidence that was the case.

Justme...

You are correct in what you post, but you are ignoring Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Teachers.

SilentMajority

Is there a tentative date for the OEC's findings?

Still Sold

The simple truth is what has already been said/printed/broadcasted..
The referee found NO WRONGDOING by Fred Fox and admonished the board for not doing their job.
Simple.

Still Sold

Page 190..

FROM: Timothy Sowecke < sowecke @ hotmail . com >
Sent time: Wednesday,May 16,2012 6:41:06 AM

TO: COACHtony < tony _ legando @ huron - city . k12 . oh . us >

Subject: Forgot my phone!

Tony,
forgot my phone this morning so instead of a text, I have to send you an actual emaiL. Met again last night until 11pm... basically decided to give Fred the opportunity to explain himself in executive session next Tuesday, May 22. Getting strong vibes from John Caporini and Kevin Asher that Fred "might" have made a few mistakes, but we'e all human sort of reaction. Very frustrating! at least the process is moving forward and getting closer to a final resolution.
tim

((Does anyone know any other Coach Tony ? And Tim SOWecke sharing 'executive session' information.. Wow.. Your heroes seem to twist and turn things any way they want no matter what the LAWS are))

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