Huron Schools face difficult choices

May 9, 2013


Excerpt: We've stated before in this space we believe each Huron school board member thoughtfully considered the circumstances and voted their conscious on the vote to terminate district superintendent Fred Fox. 

Although the vote was a 3-2 vote to fire Fox, the split doesn't represent a nefarious intention on anyone's part. In the end it was an honest difference of opinion in which each member on either side of the question made legitimate arguments for their positions. 

But that leaves the board, and more importantly, the school district  in a big mess that will take extraordinary effort and diplomacy to pull out of.  Fox and the board members all face the prospect of being entangled in litigation for years to come that will include endless conversations with attorneys and endless invoices from them. 

The best both Fox and board members might be able to do now is to hammer out an agreement to end the litigation.

Perhaps everyone could take a deep breath and ask themselves and each other, "What's it going to take to do that?"  



Excellent point --I sure hope both parties can reach an agreement before it is to costly.


Fox is an egomaniac and out for one thing....what is good for himself ! He cares about no one but himself ! His lying, cheating, intimidation of anyone who questioned him days are over ! All 5 board members & the Treasurer need to follow the Pied Piper right out of town !


No agreements will be reached. Egos have already gotten in the way. Lawyers too.

I still believe a class action suit from the citizens of Huron vs all board members and the superintendent would hasten the outcome and help the citizens recover some monetary loss from this three ring circus.


I must be wearing rose colored glasses..... I've known Fred for over 40 years and when he was a young man, he was super honest and forthright, very admirable. I keep hoping those qualities will resurface
I also believe the OEC will deliver their findings that will help end a lot of the turmoil - until then the 3 ring circus will continue

There you go again

I had a pair of those glasses, too. But then I removed them!


Blame Fox, he should have just left quietly to begin with, his mistress might have even been able to keep her job that way! Why is it that people like him, never want to accept the responsibility for their actions? It is a shame that the board members who were doing the right thing by the taxpayers and the school system, bringing Freddy, and his unethical and disgusting role model behavior, into the LIGHT, are then targeted by lawsuits, etc. Isn't that what we elect them to do? See that the school district is run by a responsible and ethical Super? Someone the district can be proud of? He and his good old boys, feel they should be allowed to do what they want, without consequence and that everyone else should pay. IF he had been doing his job, instead of getting one, none of this would have had to happen in the first place! Really, what taxpayer, or underling, wants to pay an underhanded piece of work like him to lead their children? I am still baffled that there is even an argument about this. Oh yes, it is Huron, and he is in deep with them, right? He should be ashamed, and if he ever cared about the school system, as his cronies claimed, then he would do what is right, and go elsewhere. Take your two goons with you. Might doesn't make right, much as it has always served you in the past. Are you hearing me now Fred? Once a bully, always a bully. I am all for class action, DonutShopGuy, meet you there.


Well said !

Truth or Fiction

It is unfortunate that wrong decisions were made from the beginning. The entire mess could have been avoided had the board excercised its right to renew or not renew the superintendent's contract. No contract - no employment - no lawsuits! Instead, it became a public specticle. Parties made it personal, accusations were promogated, and lawyers got involved.

I don't live in your district but I hope this mess can be cleared up before the innocent get hurt - your students!

Tsu Dho Nimh

It would be wonderful if we could sue Fred and perhaps two of the board members. There has been years of back scratching between Fox and Caporini and Caporini has made a lot of money off of the schools. If I hear how he has donated more than he ever sold one more time, I think I will puke. Look at the records of his donations then look at the purchase orders and checks paid to Huron Cement over the years. It is disgusting! Fred signed purchase order after purchase order after purchase order. The maintenance department has bought a Dirt Devil sweeper, laundry detergent, ant spray, clorox wipes, mops, and a boat load of other items from Huron Cement on just one purchase...$2,499.82! It was about time someone (in this case 3 people) stood up to the crooks.



Please check with the Huron board office. TDN listed FACTS and the receipt mentioned DOES exist as do many others. Ask for PO#1200850 and check number 088832. Get your facts straight before removing posts due to libel!

Julie R.

Buy cleaning supplies at a cement company? Wow! That must have cost triple, if not quadruple, what it would have cost at Meijers or Wal-Mart. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to see why certain ones supported Fox!


I would gladly trade our board and Gunner for your board and Fox.

Tsu Dho Nimh

I hear Fox is looking for a


Time to meet in the Thunderdome !


To Freddie: "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively." - Bob Marley

Julie R.

Instead of some of you Huronites worrying about Fred Fox why not go worry about following the laws yourselves ---- no matter what the joke courts say. Why don't you and/or your dirt-bag attorneys go commence an action in the common pleas court to have the crimes on an elderly person's property seven months before her death acknowledged so the property can be put back into her estate ...... so the poor, poor realtor that whined nine months after that scam court-ordered sheriff sale (nine MONTHS?) that he was denied title insurance can get a clear title and won't have to use the property as rental property.