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

Amen Nobody..

UgtaBkdnMe

The email was public record and was sent out by the treasurer.

Retiree

I would suggest the Sr gets their story that they print in the paper straight. Unless the video was altered, not once did I see a thunderous applause from anyone that spoke on Fox's behalf. I did see standing ovations after the speeches to terminate Fox.

To make a statement that this termination process has divided the community of Huron is wrong. There are more people against Fox's rehiring than for it. That was proven by the amount of support for the three board members at the last meeting.

I do see that the Fox camp have started another rumor to discredit another person. They are now saying that Ms. Vonthron is interested in the superintendents position. Keep throwing your mud against the wall and hope something sticks. You are burying yourself with all the false rumors and name calling that you print.

Still Sold

Retiree-
Stop 'selectively' reading and reporting comments, please.
Never once was it said that Tanny VonThron's imminent rise to superintendent was a bad thing.

I'm 'on record' as saying that by standing up in front of that crowd, Ms VonThron has insured that no one can ever 'retaliate' against her. They all know the story.

She, Ms VonThron, is very savy about politics and will make a fine superintendent someday if she chooses to be.

Why are you talking about anything except for that decomissioned bus ?

Justme...

"imminent rise"? You can continue to imply she is after his job all you want, but anyone who has read her testimony knows otherwise.

Still Sold

Not what I said.
I am saying that she will be a superintendent somewhere, if not here.

Spin it any way you want acorn, but it is a compliment. She's good !

Still Sold

Do you have a reading problem ?

I just read my comment again and you are really not making any sense with your question.

Let me rephrase:
If Santanna VonThron has ambitions to be a superintendent she will make a good one.
(Can I say it any plainer acorn ?)

Justme...

I asked you a question many posts ago and you ignored it - have you read her testimony? If you did you would know she has no such amibitions and you would quit implying (in many posts) that she is after the superintenent position. Your statement above is what's called "a left handed compliment".

Still Sold

One more time Justyou who apparently has reading and digesting problems:

If Santanna VonThron decides she wants to be a superintendent she will make a good one. How do you know what her asperations are ?

This is with my right hand, acorn.

Justme...

I know because I read her testimony. One more time acorn...did you?

Tsu Dho Nimh

He has a hard time digesting anything that does not "exonerate" Fox.

Huron_1969

Agree 100% with Retiree

Still Sold

What did you say 1969 ?
(Glad to see we are in agreement !)

Huron_1969

Sold buddy old pal..... You know I was agreeing with Retiree!
Your volumes of posts slipped in as I hit save

Still Sold

I know, but was hoping you would see the common sense of what I posted, too.

She's good. I hope the best for her.

Tsu Dho Nimh

I don't recall a thunderous applause, either for the Fox side. It sounded like a few dozen people at best.

Still Sold

Hahaha.. That wraps it up in a nutshell.
(Referring to the Huron Cement post above)

This is what I am saying about Huron Cement. They give and give and give to the Huron School district and the 'conflict of interest' law prevents them from making any money because John Caporini is on the Huron Board of Education.

It doesn't matter if you are talking about Huron Cement, or any other business connected to a school board member. No one is exempt under the law.

Why are we still talking about this ?

I'm just sitting here waiting for the next school board meeting.
Tick.. Tick.. Tick..
Waiting

Still Sold

So..
I just went and watched the videos again and am again saddened by what I saw.

Huron is definitely divided and divided because this issue was brought forth in a manner that was not business like nor did it serve any purpose except to slander Fred Fox. I cannot believe that the board members would subject themselves to this kind torment for $140 per meeting.

Watching the videos I also got a kick out of the coach calling Fred Fox on the carpet for his morals. The pot definitely called the kettle black.

In the audience there were other coaches who didn't clap for Todd Nelson. How ungrateful are you people ? Do you know what Todd Nelson has given the Huron City Schools ?

The coach also said something I found interesting:
Situations like this used to be handled behind closed doors.

No doubt, coach. This is why we are all talking about this because one of the 3 Stooges decided to bring the issue through another door which made it all public.

Tony Legando is a decent teacher and an even better football coach. He should be taking a much quieter approach to this fiasco because of all the ways he's involved in it and because of his moral compass.

Santanna VonThron is a very credible person who is fighting cancer and also doing her job and has obvious support from her staff as seen by their yellow attire, (Although, I would like to remind Ms. VonThron that our main color is RED !)

Craig Bulea is a businessman and is very passionate about the Huron City Schools.

These people and the others who spoke put a huge pit in my stomach. Huron is in the midst of a 'civil war' of words.

My advice to my friend, Fred Fox has always been this: Even if they give you the job back, don't take it.

Let someone else deal with the problems that are boiling under the surface.

If I say one thing that all of you will agree on I hope it's this:
It's time for this ''civil war' to end.

Huron Board of Education..
Wait for the OEC's report and then do the right thing whatever that may be. This 3-2 stalemate needs to come to an end !

Listen to all of the people who are coming out of the woodwork to talk to you and do as Stacy Chubak/Something said and vote your conscience. You are the ones who have to live with your votes. You make less being board members than any teacher, coach or custodian does and this 'war' is just not worth it ! Why would you put your name and finances on the line for this issue ? Caporini, Sowecke and Asher.. Why would you want a board seat that prevents you, a Huron taxpayer, from making a profit when you deal with the schools ? Why ?

At some point this needs to come to an end. I hope we all agree to that.

got.integrity

Still Sold-
This is going to hurt BUT I actually agree with you...this needs to come to an end.

nobodyfromnowhere

I agree too, this does need to come to an end. The more I think about this the more I wonder. Question, when the board voted to delay their decision was there much objection from the minority members, Mr. Fox, or his attorney? Or is it possible that the delay is because the parties need more time to work out a negotiated settlement (what I personally think is the best and most cost effective solution) quietly in private?

Still Sold

Totally agree that THAT, (settlement), is what they should be doing !

I don't remember if anyone voted no, but will bet on a 3-2.

got.integrity

Sold-
The community may be divided but it isn't an even split. The SR stated about 400 people were in attendance (I personally feel that was a high number & yes I was in attendance) but I would say a high estimate of about 25 people appeared to be in support of Fred. If SR's numbers are correct that would leave 375 in favor of termination.
So there are not too many in Fred's camp-they just all have big mouths!

Still Sold

Got.-
All of us are not far from agreeing on many things in this issue.

One thing, though.. Fred Fox's supporters are business people. You will see them come out of the woodwork eventually. Craig Bulea's Letter to the Editor today was spot on. Facts like you post.

Tanny and Tony had a lot of people at that meeting for sure. I applaud Tanny for stating her position and feel she cemented her position in the school district, forever.

I am not saying that anyone in this fiasco has done the right thing, but I feel like the only way for this to 'go away' is for the board to try to settle with Fred Fox and move foreward.

Right now, with the 'referee's' judgement Fred Fox is headed for a huge payday. If they don't know that I have to fault their legal advisors.

If the board does not settle with Fred Fox and then put the budget cuts in place that Fred Fox initiated they are looking at a 16 mill levy in 2016. Who would possibly vote for that ?

Hope it didn't hurt to much to agree with me, but I have to admire that you are man/woman enough to post it !

Retiree

I was disappointed it took so long for you to address my comment. Another fib or should call it a lie. Decommissioned bus. That is a new one. You must be talking about "bus gate". The one the state is still looking for? The bus sold for a dollar. The bus that was supposed to have been turned back to the state because the Ohio Revised Code says it shall? The bus that has no title that went a long with the sale? We have to be talking about the same bus. I would like to make a purchase like what is mention above. But I would like a title and purchase order so nobody would accuse me of stealing a vehicle that the taxpayers paid for. Maybe there will be another sale in the future like that. I'll just wait for the garage sale because to many tools alike were purchased at the same time. I want one of those $2.00 chainsaws

Still Sold

Retiree-
NO ONE IS LOOKING FOR THAT STUPID BUS !

It's at a hunting camp in southern Ohio. Everybody but you knows where the stupid bus is.

When a bus is decommissioned you can buy it cheap.
Wait for the next one.
You can make it into a camper and live in it.

Tsu Dho Nimh

I think the Fox Camp is camping in it.

Still Sold

Hahaha.. Ummm.. No.
I know who's got it, but I'm not going to bring in another name here, TDN.
If they want to tell people they are free to do so.
(It was still funny !)

Still Sold

I wonder what Retiree's property taxes would be for the bus ?

Retiree

I was disappointed it took so long for you to address my comment. Another fib or should call it a lie. Decommissioned bus. That is a new one. You must be talking about "bus gate". The one the state is still looking for? The bus sold for a dollar. The bus that was supposed to have been turned back to the state because the Ohio Revised Code says it shall? The bus that has no title that went a long with the sale? We have to be talking about the same bus. I would like to make a purchase like what is mention above. But I would like a title and purchase order so nobody would accuse me of stealing a vehicle that the taxpayers paid for. Maybe there will be another sale in the future like that. I'll just wait for the garage sale because to many tools alike were purchased at the same time. I want one of those $2.00 chainsaws

Still Sold

In case you didn't see it above..

Retiree-
NO ONE IS LOOKING FOR THAT STUPID BUS !

It's at a hunting camp in southern Ohio. Everybody but you knows where the stupid bus is.

When a bus is decommissioned you can buy it cheap.
Wait for the next one.
You can make it into a camper and live in it.

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