Investigation complete in ex-Ronan teacher case

Print Article

By ASHLEY FOX

Lake County Leader

An investigation regarding an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student in the Ronan School District has been completed.

In a statement from Ronan Superintendent Mark Johnston, the Title IX investigation began after administration learned of allegations of the relationship Jan. 16.

“The investigation substantiated the allegations, and the teacher resigned his position with the District,” Johnston stated.

During a special board of education meeting Jan. 22, the board accepted the teacher’s resignation. His identity has not yet been confirmed, although Johnston did state that the male teacher taught middle school English and was also an assistant boys’ basketball coach.

The matter, he added, has since been referred to the Office of Public Instruction.

“As a District, we are beyond disappointed that one of our own would betray the values that define Ronan School District, and will support any student who is subject to inappropriate conduct from a staff member,” Johnston wrote.

The district’s attorney could not be immediately reached for further comment.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Stage I fire restrictions in Sanders County

August 03, 2018 at 10:13 am | Lake County Leader Late Thursday afternoon, Aug. 2, the Sanders County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution stating that Stage I fire restrictions be in place on all land in the county, effective at 1 a.m. Frida...

Comments

Read More

Three grizzlies struck, killed on highway

August 02, 2018 at 12:48 pm | Lake County Leader A grizzly sow and two cubs died as the result of an accident last week on U.S. Highway 93. According to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Wildlife Management Program, the family of bears was stru...

Comments

Read More

Local artist Eyre creates guitars

August 02, 2018 at 12:47 pm | Lake County Leader As dozens of people passed through vendor tents at Sacajawea Park Sunday for the fourth annual Flathead Lake Festival of Art, one local man perched himself on a stool — playing chords on a handmade g...

Comments

Read More

Tiny tot trots in barrel race

August 02, 2018 at 12:47 pm | Lake County Leader In the Sunday morning sun, a little blonde-haired toddler bravely sat atop a gray horse. “Whoa!” the girl, Riley Senecal, kept saying, as the horse named Smoke neighed. At 1-and-a-half years old, s...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 883-4343
PO BOX 1090
Polson, MT 59860

©2018 Lake County Leader Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X