Hardin-Houston teacher serves suspension


By Aimee Hancock - ahancock@aimmediamidwest



HOUSTON — A disciplinary hearing was held on Nov. 28 at the Hardin-Houston superintendent’s office to address allegations against Michelle Foster, a Hardin-Houston Local School teacher.

Foster was accused of confronting a coworker and initiating a verbal argument in the hallway of Hardin-Houston Local School on Nov. 6.

According to public record documentation of the incident, several staff members witnessed the confrontation, and the altercation was also recorded on video.

During the disciplinary hearing, the allegations against Foster were determined to be true and she was found to be in violation of Hardin-Houston School Board policies, specifically HHBOE policies 3362.01 – Threatening Behavior Toward Staff Members and 5517 – Anti-Harassment.

As a result, Foster was given three days of unpaid suspension, which took place Dec. 5, 6 and 7.

During a special meeting on Dec. 12, the Hardin-Houston Board of Education approved the recommendation of the three-day unpaid suspension of duties for Foster.

According to Superintendent Larry Claypool, Foster has the right to appeal this decision before the Hardin-Houston Board of Education. Any such appeal would be an attempt to secure unpaid wages from the suspension.

Claypool said Foster has yet to appeal the decision.

By Aimee Hancock

ahancock@aimmediamidwest

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