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Action expected on the possible reinstatement of Ottawa High School teacher

Posted by wlpo on September 28, 2015

The next chapter of the Tim Burgess saga could finally include a decision by the Ottawa High School Board of Education.

The board is having a special meeting Tuesday night at 6:30 at the high school. After talking in closed session, the meeting agenda says the board will take some action about Burgess’ dismissal.

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 was still dealing with the fallout over building trades being dropped.

A hearing officer with the State Board of Education has said that Burgess was improperly dismissed. However it’s just an opinion and the school board still has the final say on if Burgess is reinstated.
Because of an anticipated crowd, the board meeting is happening inside the OHS auditorium.

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