Fox's future foggy still

Register
Mar 24, 2013

 

Excerpt from the Sunday Register Viewpoint: Board votes are normally routine, but these decisions impacted everything Huron Schools. Still, decisions had to be made, the concern in the community shows that, in our opinion.

At the end of Tuesday's meeting, the board voted 3-2 to table any action on Fox, for more time to review the referee's findings and recommendation that he be re-instated with back pay. 

The delay was yet another anti-climatic twist in a complicated problem calling for a decision. But despite the delay, we applaud the board for wanting to hear from residents and following through on that in an open, public meeting where they appeared to be listening to them.

We applaud, too, those community members who spoke. You each showed courage and sincerity and we admire those traits in you.

Click here for an index with links to video clips of individual audience members sharing opinions with board members on Tuesday.

Click here to read previous stories. 

Comments

Still Sold

Once again:
Had the Markling report had not been 'leaked' to the public by this 'courageous' board the 'Fox Fiasco' could have been handled with courage instead of as a witch hunt.

Sandusky Register:
You always seem to be part of the problem instead of part of the solution.

Tsu Dho Nimh

Make up your mind, Sold. You argued for MONTHS that Tim Sowecke made it public record when he drove it down to Columbus and handed it to the OEC. Judge Binette said that it did not become public record due to this and the OEC stated te same. Then you argued that attorney Dane Gashen said it was public record (which he probably did). Mr. Weis released the report to the Register so where do you come up with the notion it was "leaked"?

Still Sold

You know you saw what Sowecke did in the 2700+ pages, TDN.

donutshopguy

Huron schools will survive this mess.

The simple solution is for the superintendent and the whole board to leave.

Start over fresh and clean from this sorted situation.

wiredmama222

The best for all concerned would have been for the board to handle this in executive session, let Fox answer the questions in private and discuss disciplinary action then. It should never have been made public to begin with. But hind sight is always 20/20. Now that the answer has been given by the State, give the man back his job, move on and let him finish out his contract. Then the board can get someone new when his contract expires: problem solved. There is really little else they can do at this late date. Too much damage has already been done.

Still Sold

Amen to that, Mama, but I think you're going to see the board settle with Fred Fox.

Retiree

If you rehire Fox, every teachers will be gone. All his friends will have free beer at the place on 250. There will be school buses parked at every woods. The man is evil. What he said he was going to do to another board member shows what type of person he is. Huron needs to get rid of him before before someone gets hurt by his thugs. You could sure tell that the referee was in the back pocket of the defense attorney. What did you think that the people that support Fox was going to say something bad about him. It was actually funny what they said. I thought Fox could walk one water after reading their BS.