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Burgess saga to include a rally outside Ottawa High School

Posted by wlpo on September 23, 2015

The fight to get Tim Burgess his job back at Ottawa High School now includes an old fashioned rally.

Supporters of the ex-teacher plan to gather outside the school this Saturday morning prior to a special meeting of the Ottawa High School Board of Education. Burgess was let go earlier this year for alleged disparaging remarks he made about others involved with the school. It happened when the school faced accusations of bullying by administrators and unrest due to a building trades teacher being dropped.

A hearing officer with the State Board of Education has said that Burgess was improperly dismissed. However it’s just an opinion on the school board still has the final say on if Burgess is reinstated.

While the board is expected to talk about the Burgess issue this Saturday morning, the agenda says no action will be taken.

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