VIDEO: Fred Fox fired, again

The Huron school board voted Tuesday to fire district superintendent Fred Fox. Watch a video clip of the vote from the meeting below. Click here to read 17-page order of termination.
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Apr 3, 2013

 

The vote was 3-2 with board president Scott Slocum and members Donna Green and Tim Sowecke voting to fire Fox.

Board members Kevin Asher and John Caporini voted against termination.

Click here to watch video of Tuesday's meeting, for a photo gallery and to read other stories about the firing of Fred Fox.

Click to read the school board's termination order. 

Sowecke said the board majority found that a referee from the state department of education ignored important testimony from witnesses.

The referee recommended Fox be reinstated with back pay.

Asher defended the referee's report, saying the referee found "a rush to judgment" by the board majority against Fox, "replacing sound judgment."

The vote came about two hours after the meeting began. 

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Watch the video clip of the vote below, and check back later at sanduskyregister.com for demand viewing of the full meeting video.  

Sowecke spoke for more than an hour, reading from the referee's report and a board report that outlined his findings. He suggested Fox had participated in efforts to intimidate him, Green and Slocum. He also said Fox violated his employment contract and engaged in unprofessional behavior.

Asher spoke for about 15 minutes and asked for the board's attorney to outline the next phase in Common Pleas Court, and how much that might cost the district. He also defended the referee's reputation and suggested he's never been successfully overturned in a ruling and recommendation.  

The board had a fiduciary responsibility to protect the district, Asher said, suggesting the board wait until Fox's contract expires in July 2014. 

"We'll have a lame duck," an audience member said. 

Watch the final minute of the meeting in the player below

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Comments

bobshumway92

I would love to see Perkins hire Fox and fire Gunner!

Brick Hamland

That would be great Bob! to bad it didn't happen a few years ago and Kalahari throw up some money for the stadium that would have been a big help at Perkins. Maybe the people in Perkins wouldn't even have ran Kalahari through the mud in the process. Perkins should be happy it didn't spend tens of thousands of dollars on a report, that spent hours interviewing a lot of people, only to pretend it didn't exist because it didn't say what they wanted it to say

wiredmama222

@brick..excellent post

mrlizzzard

Why I left Huron never to return.

Wald

Get ready, taxpayers of Huron. You're gonna be paying for this for a long time!

Hoss McGee

I heard Fred Fox is in the process of taking over a hardware store in Huron.

UgtaBkdnMe

Really ? He gave so much business to Huron Cement over the years that he is an honorary owner. Mr. Caporini has been selling directly to the district for over a decade.

Wald

So what?

whazup

It's against the law.

Wald

So was it against the law for Huron schools to buy from Ace?

whazup

Sure was. Sowecke was given misinformation from the treasurer but thanks to Kevin, it only lasted 3 months. Kevin should have told John two years prior that it was a ethics violation but didn't. Wait, in the transcripts he claims he did. Hmmmm, wonder why he didn't heed his warning? Before you say that John never sold directly to the district, you might want to check with the treasurer's office.

God Of Thunder

Wow...This is worse than the afternoon soap operas.. Congratulations schools board, you have officially divided your community, going against a state recommendation. No, I'm not from Huron , but the other school district who is divided with the school board.

Everything is so sad, dis-heartening. School boards going with their own feelings instead of the people's feelings who elected them.

dontknowmuch

Welcome to America God... that's how government works at all levels... its all about pushing one's agenda and not the good of the whole

google me

Definitely the right decision. Just wish the two who said NO would have done the right thing months ago so we wouldn't be where we are now. All the blame at the School Board should be towards the two who didn't stand-up and do what's best for the students of Huron.

Brick Hamland

I am confused as to why this decision is best for the students of Huron. I may be wrong but it was my impression that the school system was basically in receivership and close to shutting its doors before Fred Fox showed up. I can appreciate that he made a poor choice with the woman and emails, etc, but didn't he put the school on the right track? I am trying to understand why people are so upset with him. I would have loved to have Kalahari built a few acres to the North and throw a bunch of money at Perkins for a football stadium, and if Kalahari was given a tax abatement who cares, it employs a lot of people that would otherwise not have jobs and they pay taxes, remain living in the area, spend money in the local economy, and send their kids to local schools... i would assume. Any other reasons why people dislike Fox that I am missing?

Tsu Dho Nimh

As the saying goes, the ends doesn't justify the means. He broke several board policies and is so arrogant that he won't acknowledge any wrong doing. How can he be an effective leader when people can't respect him?

Common_Cents

I find it incredible that someone who supported spending over $100k of district money to oust a superintendent who took over a district nearly in state receivership and created a $7 million surplus during the worst economic times this country has seen in decades would cite "the ends don't justify the means" as a reason for his ousting. The mental gymnastics required to maintain this level of self delusion must be exhausting. 

I have no interest other than what is best for the district and community. I can't see how this is helping the district at all. Every person in this world has faults- but the question to be answered here is if these faults were truly detrimental to our community to justify the board actions.  By any objective measure the answer seems to be no. 

The way this board should have handled this would be to submit the complaints privately - and at NO COST - to the ethics commission and wait for their ruling. If they ruled violations occurred, then terminate without the expense and risk of exposure to lawsuits we now have. If they rule no violations, but the board still thought he should be fired, simply don't renew his contract next year. With this approach, the community would not be divided, and we might still have a chance to attract a decent replacement for Mr. Fox (not to mention retaining the district relationship with a philanthropic Mr. Nelson, and possibly a new auditorium). 

This was poor leadership. The board has done a great disservice to our community and needs to go. 

themomx6

You talking about Gunner?

nobodyfromnowhere

Except the Ohio Department of Education ruled that the District fail to prove a single charge they accused him of. Why acknowledge anything now? There's also a whole lot of people who no longer respect the board so how can they be effective leaders? The majority have shown they are so arrogant that they will waste how many hundred of thousands of tax payer dollars (so far well over $100,000) to pursue this apparent vendetta that the ODE has already said is unfounded. Apparently the board majority firmly believes that the end they want justifies any means necessary to get there even if it means damaging the district for years to come.

clementine

@ nobody......Fred Fox damaged the district for years to come by blowing the trust anyone might have had for him. I think I remember something about phyics: a body at rest stays at rest unless acted upon by something. Of course, this is a paraphrase, but Mr. Fox acted inappropriately and therefore needs to be acted upon.

wiredmama222

@brick...the question is one all we "outsiders" have been asking again and again with the same answers: these people think they have the RIGHT to judge someone else with their own yardstick but heaven knows what skeletons remain in their own closets. That has been showing up with comments of board members wrong doings right and left as well. Good luck. Its ok to shove the law and rules to the side to get rid of him, but not ok for him to break any supposed rules they have. Its a slippery slope at best.

Huron_1969

Spoken like a politician, you definitely have the twisted thinking to be a slippery one

Wald

Why should he admit to any wrongdoing? He was exonerated by the State of Ohio. And the price Huron schools are going to end up paying will far outweigh anything Fox may or may not have done, all so the coach's stooges can push his agenda. They're cutting off their nose to spite their face.

UgtaBkdnMe

What exactly is the price tag that justifies ignoring his behavior ?

Wald

The only person he should have to justify his behavior to is his wife. His actions were detrimental to his marriage, not Huron schools. Read the findings from the ODE.

MrSandusky

This is the begining of the end for Huron.

nobodyfromnowhere

Nah, Huron will survive. It will however be a bumpy ride for quite awhile.

BooBeeDoo'

Should we change the signs now or after the forthcoming litigation? Fox City Schools and Fox Hardware. I wonder if the Huronites would be willing to trade their school board for the Perkins board? Gunner needs to be ousted!!

good old boy

the board has ignorded the football coaches behavior for over 10 years

clementine

@ good old boy - actually, Mr. Fox ignored it or something might have been done.

whocares

Sandusky must have already ended

Retiree

The decision has been made. Stop your crying. You voted out a bad superintendent that used his group to spread lies and used threats and intimation. Do any of you people in Huron know that is a criminal offence. What really upsets me, is two of the board members sat up there and lied to the audience. What do you two people owe Fox? If you think this is going to court, so be it. That is when the mistress will come in and tell her side. How can you say there was never an extra marital affair proven? The defense attorney admitted there was along with the e-mails. Quite defending him. You two are destroying your credibility. As for the referee, what a joke he was. He should stop sucking up to big name attorneys. His report did not mean nothing. Get over it. I wonder if the two board members would hire him for legal advice? I also wonder if an employee of theirs was caught stealing, if they would fire them?

I can not believe that anyone would want Fox to run out the rest of his contract. He would put your school system further into debt. Just think if he had another year to steal taxpayer money. Why would you rehire him with his morals and integrity. That would not be a good role model for your students.

The two board members forgot to mention that Fox kept calling Lalley and McCarthey with questions and advise. I do not understand why the referee would disregard their testimony, unless the defense attorney told him too. They all ways supported Fox and thought he would be a good superintendent. Fox should have resigned his position. That would have solved many problems. Now is the time for Huron to solve the other problems that still exist.

nobodyfromnowhere

Retiree, I once thought you were simply misinformed, now I realize you choose to be willfully ignorant. Is your name Matthew Markling? You mention a "criminal offence (sic)" would you please state the relevant Ohio Revised Code section you are referring to. BTW did you find that "State District Attorney" yet? Still waiting.

wiredmama222

@noboady...good answer. He keeps going on and on like the energizer bunny but won't answer your questions either. I never got one to my question. He says he doesn't live in Huron any more than I do but sure wants this guy gone like it's personal. Why? Some of these people involved in this just don't seem to understand yet, and never will until the house drops on them. I wonder if they will even then. Its like a mob rule..totally out of control and they like it like that. I used to respect that place, not any more.

Wald

Retiree wants to discredit the state's attorney but believes everything Markling said because it conforms to his agenda. Hilarious and sad at the same time.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Kevin Asher evidentally does not understand the relationship with North Point. The district pays North Point for services, which is why Fred was in contact with Lalley and McCarthey. As far as North Point suggesting Markling (who specializes in education law) and suggesting the board interview Mr. Fernbaugh, that is a service that the district pays for. North Point provides many services to the district and if Asher does not understand that, then maybe he should not be sitting on the board.

The Answer Person

How come there are no blacks on this board?

nobodyfromnowhere

Um cause for the most part there are no black's in Huron.

Foryourinformation

The Answer Person: Before I step outside of my logical and open-mindedness, can you please answer my question as to what the purpose of your question is regarding blacks being on the Board? Anyone being from Huron, Norwalk, Vermillion, Sandusky, etc., knows that there is a small population of minorities in general in the city of Huron, so we all would expect their to be no "blacks" on the Board. What does that really have to do with this situation? I'm just asking... It seems as though you are trying to start a fight on race when it is not necessary or even related to this story!

RES

Yep-Solve the problem of our school board next- Get rid of all of them

8ballinthesidepocket

This is what happens in small towns when logic is replaced by personalities and the Alpha male wants to dominate the scene even though it doesn't make sense. Get your check books out this is going to be expensive. This is obviously personal not practical.

Morningbreezes1

I agree with you 100% 8ball. The politics in this town, has always been... " It's not what you know, but who you know".

clementine

Mr. Asher cited "law" that doesn't exist last evening. That DOES explain why he is not a practicing attorney. Clearly, the audience last night supports the termination of Fox. It is time for the healing to begin. Mr. Caporini and Mr. Asher need to realize we need a leader with integrity, morals, and a true desire to be a leader our children and their families can respect.

nobodyfromnowhere

So you are saying Slocum must go?

Tsu Dho Nimh

Clementine...Asher was citing lots of things last night that do not exist or he is clueless about. Either he is ignorant about the law or he thinks that we are too ignorant to see through his stories.

Julie R.

@ Clementine: I think you have that backwards. The fact that Mr. Asher cited "law" that doesn't exist can only mean he has all the PERFECT qualifications to be a practicing attorney ..... or even better, an Erie County JUDGE!

observer

OK.I've seen several posts about the Huron football coach..............what's HE done that is being covered up? Everyone know he just about "walks on water" in Huron. What's the story?

nobodyfromnowhere

I believe he got caught messing around in school during school hours with a co-worker while they were both married, to other people.

Justme...

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whazup

This took place before Fred was superintendent I do believe. This should have been handled by a previous super and a previous board (except Caporini and Bulea sat on that board). Can't go back and take care of it now and it doesn't excuse Fox.

nobodyfromnowhere

Why not? That's exactly what the board majority is trying to do to Fox.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Did anyone bring the coach's affair to the board's attention when it happened? If they did, then that board should have disciplined him. The only current member who would have been on that particular board is Mr. Caporini. Maybe you should take this issue up with him.

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your babies Daddy

On behalf of everyone here in Huron we would like to apologize to Mr Fox for any inconvenience he may of suffered. mister Fox we are unworthy of your level of leadership and we all hope that you find success, this is truly all of our losses.

SoldOnAcorns

There must be an echo in blogland...You represent yourself... not everyone in Huron, let's get that straight there walnut !

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your babies Daddy

I spoke for you too, cupcake.

SoldOnAcorns

Speak for me and you would have no taste left in your mouth afterward ;)

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your babies Daddy

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SoldOnAcorns

I have neither, good 5th grade comeback though !

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SoldOnAcorns

You obviously must have me confused with another one of your fellow walnuts. Happily single no babies Daddies to deal with, this way I don't have to put up admitted adulterers like Mr. Fox.

Still Sold

LIKE, (Wald, Nobody, Wired)

queenjhb

Fred Fox , its over, if you care for Huron let it go, the folks dont want you , the teachers dont want you, you sullied your rep. on your own. good day.

Retiree

You are all entitle to an opinion but there seem to be some very disgruntle people venting their frustration over last nights decision. Get over it. It's done. You want a thief and a cheat back as a superintendent. You must have benefited from him holding that position. Did you get a dollar school bus or free tools? The school board has spoken and he is gone. Insult whoever you want because it shows how much common sense you really have.

nobodyfromnowhere

Your ignorance is showing. The school board has spoken but he is not gone, not by a long shot. Now this whole mess moves to what you so badly wanted, Common Pleas Court. You know that judicial hearing you raved about. Now the District again has to meet the burden of proof that they already failed to meet once. Any guess what Fox's Exhibit 1 is going to be? Plus the District can't use the Ethic Commission Report no matter how that turns out. What will you say if the Court rules in Fox's favor? That the judges opinion doesn't matter? That the trial was "a dog and pony show"? That the court is corrupted by Fox and his attorneys too? Hey by the way still waiting for that ORC section I asked about earlier, and did you find a "State District Attorney" yet?

1luckydog

While I saw last nights decision coming. I am still shocked the board(3) didn't go in the direction of keeping Fox, and just not renewing his contract next summer?? This would of saved a lot of money for the citizens of Huron. That is of course if insurance does not cover, or if the court precedings go in the 3's favor. This is far from over. Sadly has divided a once strong community! At this point we need a whole new board, as well as superintendant.

Justme...

Do you honestly believe if they brought him back (basically saying he did nothing wrong), then didn't renew his contract he wouldn't still file lawsuits for defamation, retaliation and whatever else they could come up with?? Asher presented that as a simple solution, but common sense says otherwise.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Dog...the board cannot just non-renew an administrator. There are several documented steps and procedures that must be followed as defined by the ORC. Mr. Asher was incorrect when he said that they do not need a reason to non-renew. He apparently does not know what he is talking about or was trying to mislead us.

nobodyfromnowhere

Please tell us what those steps are and cite the relevant ORC sections. I believe that as Fox is a contract employee when his contract runs out his employment runs out, unless his contract has an automatic renewal clause.

Justme...

And he certainly wouldn't sue for retaliation or defamation if he subsequently lost his job, would he? Especially since if they brought him back they'd be saying he'd done nothing wrong. Anyone who believes that, stand on your head...That just puts us right back where we are now.

underthebridge

Really asking: Any chance that if the district retained him they would be legally liable for hostile work environment given that Fox used Ms. Vonthron as a front and cover for his extra-marital relationship?

Tsu Dho Nimh

Excellent question.

nobodyfromnowhere

Nope. There was zero evidence or testimony that he stated he was having an affair with VonThron. That was all simply gossip and conjecture on the part of others. He would have had to have said he was having an affair with her to create a hostile work environment. Plus the Board would have had to warn him and he would have had to continue the activities.

underthebridge

Thanks for the info and insight. Whether his actions (using Vonthron as a cover for his affair) were legally/civilly objectionable, I still find them (as well as his affair) to be morally reprehensible.

In all of this mess, I feel the most bad for Ms. Vonthron and actually Fox's wife.

There you go again

Except that Fox's wife got caught in a "compromising position" and caused maritial distress a few years ago. She isn't exactly innocent.

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BW1

if morally reprehensible behavior was grounds for removing a public official from office, Al Gore would have gotten a promotion to president.

Tsu Dho Nimh

I don't have the exact section at the moment but try the 3319 section. If he is doing a good job at the time of renewal, it would be extremely difficult to non-renew him.

Justme...

And bringing him back would be saying he did nothing wrong. No way is that a "simple" solution, and it certainly wouldn't save any money.

nobodyfromnowhere

Found it for you ORC 3319.01 states in part "Such superintendent is, at the expiration of a current term of employment, deemed reemployed for a term of one year at the same salary plus any increments that may be authorized by the board, unless such board, on or before the first day of March of the year in which the contract of employment expires, either reemploys the superintendent for a succeeding term as provided in this section or gives to the superintendent written notice of its intention not to reemploy the superintendent."

All they have to do to not renew his contract is tell him on or before March 1, 2014 that the District is not renewing his contract. Nothing more is required. His job performance, nor any other factors, is not required to be considered.

Justme...

And you don't think he'd sue for retaliation? After all, they'd be saying he did nothing wrong by bringing him back. The lawsuits would not likely end. We'd be right where we are now.

nobodyfromnowhere

There is a lot he can sue for but as of now I don't see retaliation as being one. What would he base a retaliation suit on?

SanduskyMomOf3

Not necessarily, nobody. ORC 3319 says a little farther down:

"Termination of a superintendent’s contract shall be pursuant to section 3319.16 of the Revised Code."

3319.16 says that there has to be "good and just cause" in order to terminate.

If Fox were reinstated by the BOE, they couldn't just drag this up next year and say that they now have "good and just cause" for termination. By reinstating him, they would have essentially cleared him of wrongdoing.

Just sayin'.

nobodyfromnowhere

The 3319.16 section requirements and hearing have already passed. The hearing was held and the referee ruled in favor of Fox. He already ruled that the board did not have good and just cause to terminate Fox's contract. It's now going to be on to the Common Pleas Court.

You are confusing termination with not renewing. The board would not be terminating, which is unilaterally ending the contract early, his contract they would simply be letting it lapse and not renewing it. There would be no need to drag anything up next year. They do not need to show "good and just cause" or for that matter any cause at all. They need not give a reason at all for not renewing his contract. All they have to do is tell him in writing on or before 03/01/2014 that they are not going to renew his contract. Essentially all they have to say is: "It is the decision of the School Board for the Huron City School District that the district will not be renewing your contract that expires on 07/31/2014." They need not, and should not, say anything more and there can be no claim of retaliation for not renewing a contract.

Justme...

Is there something that says he CAN'T sue for retaliation, or is that just your gut feeling?

Justme...

Plus...if they brought him back, why would he drop the lawsuit against Sowecke? He might even expand it to include the others. This is not a less expensive way to accomplish the same thing.

nobodyfromnowhere

That lawsuit is not going away no matter what. There is at least one other suit that I could see possibly forth coming too. That would be against the board for releasing the "confidential" report. That one could get extremely expensive given the sub-standard nature of the report and the very chilling effect it could have on his employ-ability. There is now the probability of a wrongful termination/breech of contract suit now. Bringing him back would possibly reduce the chances of that one. But since the refused to do so that one is coming too. Especially if the Common Pleas Court rules in his favor. The smart move would have been to reach a negotiated settlement before it got this far. But that's getting more expensive every day since Fox now has nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Justme...

Well now you're just talking in circles. Bring him back and these lawsuits may go away. But probably not. Don't renew his contract and obviously they come right back. If they bring him back and he continues to sue, there's your retaliation. Or if they bring him back and he drops the suit, he can still say they are retaliating for him filing in the first place. He's not going quietly no matter what, and a couple board members are right there with him. No one is buying your effort here. If they believe he needs to be gone, bringing him back and not renewing is not the cheaper solution.

nobodyfromnowhere

What would be the retaliatory act?

Tsu Dho Nimh

Read a little closer. If he is non-renewed, and the board has given him the proper evaluations and followed the proper procedures, he is allowed to request a private meeting, with representation, to discuss the reasons for his non-renewal. What would their justification be? There is a difference between non-renewing an administrator due to a change in staffing needs versus non-renewing an administrator whose position still exists but will be filled by another individual.

nobodyfromnowhere

Sorry but it does not say that anywhere in ORC: 3319.01. The only requirement is that they notify him on or before 03/01/2014, nothing more is required. If you are referring to ORC 3319.02D4 then you already know it only applies to "assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, or other administrator under this section". And I'm sure you read ORC: 3319.02A2 which specifically states "As used in this section, “other administrator” does not include a superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, or assistant principal." Section 3319.01 is the controling section for Superintendents. Section 3319.02 apples only to assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal, or "other administrators". Please read closely the entire ORC sections and don't just pick and choose what you think will fit your arguments. Since you found that I'm guessing there is a reason why you didn't provide a citation to the section of ORC you were referring to.

Tsu Dho Nimh

No, I didn't "pick" sections. I wasn't home and didn't have time to give exact details. I just know that the 3319 section deals with administrators, just like 3313 deals with board school board members.

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Failure to renew an expiring contract is not termination of a contract, hence 3319.16 does not apply. Absent a current contract, Ohio is an employment at will state.

RV

This is going to linger for a long time now. The school is going to spend more money as Fox files a suit. This is going to be daily fodder!

whocares

Gee have an affair at the tax payers expense, loose job for screwing around when you should be working. Sue tax payer for bailout money. Maybe we all should have government jobs.

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Retiree

You bunch of cry babies. Because you didn't get your own way we'll spread more rumors and lies. Go buy a school bus for a dollar. You condone his behavior, his morals, his threats, and everything illegal that Fox has done. What kind of person are you to justify stealing taxpayers money. For the time he held an office, you must have really benefited from his corruption. Now your sad because your golden boy is gone. Start up a collection to help pay his legal fees. If it goes to court, bring in the mistress. He will never win because the school board has the power to hire and fire. There are people that perjured themselves when testified in front of the referee and the prosecution is aware of it. That is really going to break their backs if the courts discovered they lied under oath. That is jail time. Oh, I forgot the supporters of Fox never lie. Everyone else is wrong. Criminals belong in jail not in a court room looking for easy money. Break out your wallets and donate to his legal fund because the Huron Community supports the three board members. You still have the ethics report coming and that might be jail time, along with the loss of his licence. There is another thing he needs to digest. The moral of the story is "he did this to himself and has no one to blame but Fred". End of story.

nobodyfromnowhere

"There are people that purged themselves when testified in front of the referee and the prosecution is aware of it." They threw up?? Also what prosecution and why would they care if somebody threw up? Must be one of those "State District Attorneys" you were talking about but now apparently can't find a reference to. Your ignorance is showing again.

Huron_1969

Heads up Nobody, you're regurgitating your own vomit.... yuck

Tsu Dho Nimh

I remember an old blogger who would focus on typos in his arguments instead of the issue. His name was SOLD ON FOX.

Still Sold

Stop being goofy, TDN.

Never ever have I talked about someone's typo's. I have talked about people who can't put together more than a sentence in a post, but could care less about the typos.

Anyways, we.. The Fox camp as you call us, fully expected this and couldn't be happier.

Before it's all said and done there will be lots of money and lots of public apologies and they won't be from Fred Fox.

And the November election will finally do something positive for the Huron taxpayers.. by replacing Slocum and Green with someone better, which actually only requires the replacement to be able to breath.

See ya, TDN.

whazup

Maybe Ms. Bulea will run again. BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Julie R.

@ nobodyfromnowhere: Nothing personal but .... picking on a commenter because of a misspelled word does not show ignorance on the commenter's part; it shows ignorance on your own. Just thought I would bring that to your attention.

Julie R.

"Criminals belong in jail not a court room ....."

If that was true, there would not even be any courtrooms because the judges themselves would be in jail!

(sorry, but no way could I pass that one up)

There you go again

Where's that "Sold" blogger? I want to hear those comments.

Tsu Dho Nimh

He's busy with his attorney preparing his lawsuit. Besides, Slocum issued the big smackdown and his buddy who is employed by the district can't leak him info anymore.

Common Sense

Not to be off-topic, but has anyone questioned why one of the "fine arts" teachers was "released"? The last name would be identical to a name which appears in this article.

Julie R.

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blizzardo

Retiree has said it best, 04/3/2013-7:37pm..... End of Story

Retiree

Condone the abuse of taxpayers money and you want him reinstated. These are some of the people you have living in your community. They have benefited the most from the corruption of the now defunk superintendent. I know the benefits they have received over the years of corruption and taxpayers hard earned money. Now they want it to continue. Is there any end to the American greed. I do not understand the people in Huron that are so much against the three school board members that discovered the corruption. They keep bringing up thing in the pass that has no merit. It's over, it's done with. The two board members, when they started to talk, attacked the other three members and the new superintendent. Nothing constructive was said about the school system or the abuse of taxpayers money. I knew what their monetary agenda was. It is a shame that all the corruption can not be exposed because of litigation. I hope this does go to court. That is when all the corruption will be exposed because it will not be just picking a few. Everyone one steps up to the plate.

Still Sold

Abuse of the taxpayer's money..

You are definately an acorn.
All this board of education has done is abuse taxpayer's money.

And.. It's not over genius..
Actually.. It just began !

Retiree

As I stated before " everyone steps up to the plate". That includes your wife,teachers, bus garage personal, the mistress, uncles and relatives,etc. You can not run and hide now. You can not perjure yourself anymore and get away with it. Everyone will be watching and you better tell the truth. If you don't you will be right where Fox might be going when the Ethic's Board gets threw with him, the big house.

I would like to get a dollar figure of how much money was misused by the defunk superintendent over his term and how much the board spent in order to stop the corruption. It sure would be interesting. Of course, I know someone will give me a figure? ^ Up there ^

Still Sold

How about this figure:
During the worst economic phase this country has ever seen, Fred Fox lead the Huron City Schools out of receivership and back into the black. He also was blessed to have Todd Nelson as a friend. Nothing you comment on makes any difference, Retiree.

Let's see a figure on how much this Huron Board of Education has wasted in the witch hunt for Fred Fox.

Markling: $90,000
Referee: $100,000
Board member's pay: $700 per meeting (All 5 total per meeting)
Lost donation from Todd Nelson: $600,000
Time wasted that should have been spent on education: Priceless

Settlement to Fred Fox: $8,000,000
Huron Taxpayers, we should probably start bending over.

Huron_1969

You forgot one..... being a good role model, priceless

Justme...

Sold - why do you have to spread incorrect information? Is it because the truth doesn't work for you? The referee was paid for by the insurance company. Asher tried to imply that it wasn't at last weeks meeting, but Slocum called him out, and he admitted it was.

Still Sold

Once agin, Acorn..
No matter if the insurance paid for the referree, or not, eventually when the insurance money runs out, (some say $6 million), who pays ?

And who pays for the increased rate of insurance ?

In the end.. Huron Taxpayers.
But you are ok with all of that ?
And it all could have been done correctly and cost the taxpayers nothing ?
Not to mention the time, effort and hate that it all caused.

Justme...

That's pure speculation. Your statement was meant to mislead and you know it.

Retiree

You are not telling the truth. You have told so many lies on these blogs. Start telling the truth once in a while. Lets go back and bring up the past. That's all you talk about. So your not one of the Huron taxpayers or is some else going to pay your taxes. Fox wanted the referee to tell his lies too. Remember it was suppose to be an open meeting, then he did a 180 degree and made it a closed meeting. Just like his affair was never proven, right. Maybe his attorney is not telling the truth now. Your group keeps saying Fox brought Huron out of receivership. The people of Huron brought the Huron City Schools out of receivership. Give credit where it belongs. After all, after the levy passed he gave himself a hefty raise while the teachers got no raise. Then he gave his friend, the bus supervisor, a 50% raise of $40,000. You failed to mention that or tool gate, bus gate, window gate, etc.

Who cares if Mr. Nelson is his friend. I would suggest Mr. Nelson start picking better associates. Not any of them are very credible people. Ask the people of Huron. Actually if Fox was Mr. Nelson's friend, he would apologize for bringing him into this mess. Oh, but it's not Fred's fault. The three school members dreamed up all those charges and the referee was not the defense attorneys friend. You people need to get some religion. You should let the chips fall where they belong and stop trying to make Fox look like a Saint.

whocares

Todd Nelson still has to pay property taxes. And will probably be asking for a brake in the future. Besides Kalahari lacks a golf course. That to will probably come in the future.

Still Sold

Retiree..
You have no idea what the truth is and you state on and off that you either live in Huron, or you don't.

That being said it is easy to see why you don't care about anything but a $1 school bus.

Go take your nap.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Retiree...I think your last post is excellent!