Heffner won't resign; state Board of Education will judge his case
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Ohio schools Superintendent Stan Heffner quickly apologized for ethics allegations outlined in a state watchdog investigation released today but told The Dispatch he had no plan to resign from from the post he has held for a year.
“I accept the findings of the Inspector General’s report. I was wrong and I’m sorry for my lack of judgment,” Heffner said in a statement released by the Ohio Department of Education.
“I’ve apologized to my staff, my friends and colleagues at the department, and the board. I have learned from my mistakes, and I will work with the board to take whatever steps they feel are necessary to resolve this matter and move forward.”
State Board of Education President Debe Terhar said she was “disturbed” by the findings and the 19-member panel will soon meet to decide whether Heffner keeps his job or faces disciplinary action. Read on at Columbus Dispatch...