By PAM SCHEHL
News Staff Reporter
MOUNT VERNON — After a lengthy executive session to confer with legal counsel, the Knox County Career Center board of education voted to suspend a teacher without pay Thursday night to consider contract termination proceedings.
The resolution states Anne Marie Orr’s conduct “may constitute grounds for termination.” The information technology instructor can now request a formal termination hearing before an impartial referee and may not be fired while the hearing process is taking place. The board would have to bear the cost of the hearing, including board attorney fees, referee and court recorder salaries and incidental expenses.
You can read more about this and how the board pulled a resolution regarding the retire/rehire of superintendent Bernie Pachmayer in today’s Mount Vernon News.