Huron school board tables Fox vote

No reinstatement tonight.
Sandusky Register Staff
Mar 19, 2013

After nearly 90 minutes of anticipation, the Huron school board declined on Monday to make a decision whether to reinstate fired district superintendent Fred Fox. 

The board vote was 3-2 in favor of tabling the motion. 

Audience members spoke for about 55 minutes before the vote was taken, including Kalahari owner Todd Nelson.

Check back here for updates and for video of the meeting. 

Be sure to pick up Wednesday's Register for the full story on the meeting and to read more on what Fox's supporters and detractors had to say. Also in Thursday's Register: A story on the budget crisis just on the horizon for Huron Schools.

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Comments

Still Sold

Well now..
Who would have guessed 3-2 ?

And Coach Legando standing up and talking about morals.. Funny

UgtaBkdnMe

As ironic as many people seem to find it, please tell me what part of what he had to say wasn't true.

UgtaBkdnMe

Sorry, a double post.

srblogger

i feel the same way! His speech was dead nuts on.

two people i feel very sorry for in this entire mess - vonthron, nelson both do not deserve this b.s.

OccamsShavingCream

I actually blacked out half way through his speech. When I came to, I was cutting the grass on the practice field. What happened?

Still Sold

Dear Todd Nelson-
Sorry for what the Huron Board of Education and their hired gun, Mr. Markling have done to you. I would take the field back.
Sold

Brick Hamland

Good point, why wouldn't you want to run his name through the mud he only gave $500K... (sarcasm). I live in Perkins, I wish Fred Fox would come take that job and get that school system squared away.

good old boy

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

kris63063

Are they ever going to learn....Todd Nelson put you in your place this evening and still its the good old 3-2 vote. Stop wasting our time and money

Still Sold

No Chris..
The 3 will never learn.
And I hope Todd Nelson isn't holding his breath waiting for the apology.

tzu4u

Amazing show of incompetence, and a disregard for the taxpayer money they are wasting. I hope the school system has good insurance for the lawsuits coming from both Fox and Kalahari. You are dealing with defamed people with deep pockets.

Still Sold

No doubt !

good old boy

I think Mr Nelson is gonna make em pay for that tonight !!!

Still Sold

No doubt !

Sit n Spin

Hahaha ! Psyche ! Me thinks the 3 "stooges" are waiting on the OEC to deliver their report....hmmmm not too stoogie on their part !

kris63063

I listened to all the comments made this evening and it was obvious that some of you didn't by the 3-2 vote. Sad that your wife had to get up and speak of your integrity Mr Soweke as I believe that you do not have any and it is an embarrassment to the entire commmunity the way all of this has been handled. Time to take the recommendation that has been given to the Board and move on.

kris63063

Tzu4u......I agree 10000%.........what. total disrespect. & stupidity they showed

UgtaBkdnMe

Since the topic of integrity has been brought up, are anyone of you in the Fox camp going to comment on the integrity and courage of the elementary principal? She is pretty hard to discredit.

Sit n Spin

Kudos to Tanny for standing tall & having the guts to speak out on the half arse Taich report. She would make an excellent Super ;)

Still Sold

Some day she will be.

Guess she forgot that Fred Fox gave her that first job. I really don't blame her for standing up and speaking. By doing that no one in their right mind would ever try to get rid of her because it would appear to be retaliation.

Tanny is sharp !

srblogger

so translate? are you disagreeing that there was an issue with her and fox?

google me

Not the verdict either side wanted, but the right one. If either side expects the other to change its mind give them the time to weigh ALL the facts.
I commend the 3 Board Members for doing what is right.

UgtaBkdnMe

Absolutely!

nobodyfromnowhere

I tried to watch online but kept getting told that the website was unavailable. Did they give a reason for the delay? Also what did Mr. Nelson have to say?

Sit n Spin

The reason they gave for the delay was more time to go through the 2700+ pages of documentation, in reality they are waiting for the OEC report to be delivered. In short Mr. Nelson requested a public apology from the "3" board members for dragging his name, his family & his business through the mud with slanderous accusations. Motion & request was denied & he walked back to his seat.

nobodyfromnowhere

Bad move by the Board. If, and most probably when, the OEC returns a finding of no violation then the District is in an extremely weakened negotiating position with regards to any settlement. It will also put them in a weaken position with regards to defending any lawsuits related to this issue. Not apologizing to Mr. Nelson will also have the same result since they very publicly insinuated he violated Ohio law. In the mean time the cost to the taxpayers just grows.

Sit n Spin

What if the OEC returns findings that violations do & did exist ? There is no way any one on that board was going to give him a public apology in that venue, not gonna happen & you know it.

nobodyfromnowhere

That is a big gamble and would be highly unlikely because it has to meet the standard set forth in ORC 102.03 D&E which is much higher. By not apologizing they are risking a lawsuit by Mr. Nelson and Kalahari as a corporation who we all know have very deep pockets. I don't see him giving them another opportunity. This is a guy who gave the District $500,000 just to generate good will. How much do you think he would spend to defend his and his company's good names? The District is in a hole and they seem intent to just keep digging.

Sit n Spin

There is no gamble on waiting for the OEC report, its the only card they have left. It would be ridiculous not to & you know that. Nelson is gonna do what he wants to do whether or not he received an apology tonight or not.

Still Sold

No doubt, Spinner.

I don't know that I give them that much credit, but it only makes sense. I really think it is just a political move as they are in a no win situation. They wouldn't have made it out of there alive voting either way last night.

I really think all of the Huron Board of education needs to take a serious look at how all of this is affecting their lives. Personal and professional.

The 3 can in no way, shape or form apologize publicly to Todd Nelson. That would be a public admission of guilt.

This whole debacle is a terrible way to portray Huron !

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