More Fox hearing documents posted

Live coverage from McCormick School of the Huron school board meeting this evening at sanduskyregister.com
Jessica Cuffman
Mar 19, 2013

 

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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Comments

Still Sold

Read Fred Fox's contract.

No morals clause.

And this is really how stupid the Huron BOE's majority is.. What they had to do was evaluate Fred Fox and put in the evaluation all of these trumpted up charges.

The outcome would have been the same, but at least we could see that the BOE was doing it's 'due diligence'.

Tsu Dho Nimh

That sounds about right because the man has no morals!

Informed

Are you really saying that someone needs a clause in order to know it's wrong to use school resources and time to conduct an extramarital affair and that doing such has repercussions? Are you saying that the ethics that come with his license and position do no matter?
This whole thing is ridiculous.

Sit n Spin

That's how people that have Union backing operate...they are like small children...one must tell them the rules and the repercussion's of said rules when they are violated in advance. Some are smug enough to break the rules because they think they can get away with it and the Union will always defend them. Hand in the cookie jar mentality :)Obviously someone is lacking a moral compass also.

eriemom

Dear Sit n Spin,
You have been corrected about the fact that administrators do not belong to a union. Before writing this again, please check it our for yourself.

Still Sold

Neither of you have obviously read what the Register has provided above.

I especially like Page 190 where Tim Sowecke emails the football coach to tell him what happened in the Board of Ed's executive session.

There's also emails from John Caporini asking Scott Slocum to do the right thing and evaluate Fred Fox.

And then there is Scott Slocum's Social Security number and date of birth in case one of you acorns wants to steal his identity. (I would not be happy to have my information publicly broadcasted !)

There's Donna Hastings/Green's sign debacle. $5,900 'approved' by one board member !

I can't wait for the crow buffet, tonight !

Wald

Why is Sowecke even reporting to the football coach on what happens in executive session? Is that even legal? And how can Hastings-Green have that much money "approved" without a majority vote? There needs to be an investigation of the BOE members, I think!

Still Sold

Sowecke is not supposed to tell anyone what happened in executive session.

And I believe that the misappropriation of funds for the sign is definately being investigated.

It's all in the documents provided above !

Sit n Spin

Asking and answering your own questions ??? Neat trick !!!!

Tsu Dho Nimh

How do you get your information on the happenings in executive session? Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black. What was with all of the animation in your public statement tonight?

srblogger

and of course you on your own witch hunt blames this on the football coach probably!

good old boy

Because Fred fired his son, its all Freds fault. Tony is God,remember ....

Not Yer Pa

Anybody know Slocum's mother's maiden name? Just curious. Thanks

Huron_Parent

Personal identifiers such as SSNs should have been redacted by whomever is in charge of responding to public records requests.

UgtaBkdnMe

You're right. Did you hear tonight how the treasurer gave out copies of personal checks on a public records request?

srblogger

i didnt see any of those emails on here SOLD? where do you find them. i wish to read those.

nobodyfromnowhere

Hey Register where's the Fox post hearing brief and the Fox exhibits? It almost appears the the District is using you to promote their side of the story ahead of tonights meeting. Not that they would ever do that (sarcasm intended). Let's get on it after all its all a public record!

Jessica Cuffman

The Fox exhibits have been reposted. They were taken down temporarily after we were alerted there were Social Security numbers that needed to be redacted from the document.

nobodyfromnowhere

OK thank you. How about his post hearing brief?

Still Sold

Page 190..

FROM: Timothy Sowecke Sent time: Wednesday,May 16,2012 6:41:06 AM

TO: COACHtony

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))

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. And by the way.. they used the school's email system !))

srblogger

its nice of you to post this email, post the rest. like all of them!

Informed

Sit n Spin, Fox does not belong to a union. I don't know what you are talking about. Administrators are not union employees.