School board attorneys released hundreds of pages of documents from hearings related to the termination of Fred Fox on Monday — one day before the board is expected vote whether to reinstate the embattled superintendent.
Click here to read the referee's report and the school board's argument before the hearing. Click the links below for these documents.
Among the dozens of files provided to the Register as of late Monday were:
• Five of eight volumes of the 2,700 pages of transcripts from testimony during the 10 days of hearings.
• Dozens of exhibits both Fox’s attorneys and the school board’s attorneys submitted to support their arguments.
• And a 52-page brief from the district’s attorneys submitted to the hearing officer at the end of the 10 days of testimony, stating their case and reasons for firing Fox.
At the hearings, Fox’s attorney argued that despite whatever the embroiled superintendent was accused of, the district had performed well under his tenure — an opinion hearing officer Harry Taich agreed with in his 53-page analysis and recommendation to the district to reinstate Fox with back pay.
“The evidence in this case overwhelmingly established that this district is in very good shape in all areas that permit measurement of a successful school district,” Taich said in the recommendation. “The superintendent’s leadership abilities must be given serious credit for this success.”
The district’s attorneys, however, paint a much different picture of Huron Schools’ state of affairs, attributing much of the district’s success to others, referencing other administrators and even some of Fox’s mentors.
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