MOUNT VERNON — "Simply put, John Freshwater is not credible," begins the post-hearing brief composed by David Millstone, attorney for the Mount Vernon City Schools.



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8 Responses to “BOE says credibility the big issue”

  1. Miriam St. Jean

    @ K.L. Schuesselin – actually, I “believe,” although the administrative hearing was not covered by the school’s insurance, if the decision goes against Freshwater and is appealed to the Court level, the insurance will kick in for any subsequent legal battles, as it has in both pending Federal Court cases.

    Someone correct me if I’m wrong.

  2. K.L. Schuesselin

    What difference does it make? It will be appealed and more of Mt. Vernon taxpayers money that should be going to the education of it’s youth, will be going for attorneys fees! Will this ever end?
    Good luck with your next tax levy.

  3. Hieronymus Fortesque Lickspittle

    Kitty forgets it was historically the Christians doing the witch hunts, don’t forget your bible! Exodus 22:18, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live”

  4. M Baker

    Freshwater was simply asked several times to remove the Bible from his desk. He didn’t, which is an act of insubordination. With his others acts involving his students, he was found correctly by the BOE to have violated his contract and was therefor subject for dismissal, and he was. The BOE acted properly and had to play their hand or lose future disputes with teachers who would use this as presentient. Freshwater and Hamilton didn’t have a case to begin with and I’m sure Hamilton warned him early of his chances and what it was going to cost him. Freshwater gambled and lost in the name of religion. My only question is why did Hamilton become so emotionally involved he put his professional reputation on the line. Did he become so attached he forgot his professional code of ethics? That’s another matter for the Court to decide.

  5. Miriam St. Jean

    Am glad a settlement wasn’t reached; almost as glad as knowing that the Federal Court Judge realizes that Team Freshwater deserves to be sanctioned again and again for its unbelievable conduct and has, in writing, stated that neither of these men are credible.

  6. David

    To be fair, John Freshwater requested the termination hearing. John Freshwater and his lawyer have been dragging this thing out, trying to force a settlement.

  7. Kitty

    I think what lacks credibility is the BOE. Spending all this money on a modern day witch hunt. I would like to see the BOE step down.