SFHS ag teacher suspended; allegations to be investigated
Posted: Monday, April 6, 2009 9:06 pm
A South Fulton High School agriculture teacher has been suspended pending an investigation of allegations made against him.
Bryant Driver was placed on suspension status Thursday, Obion County Director of Schools David Huss confirmed today.
Huss said some allegations were made against Driver by a student but he has not yet fully investigated those allegations and cannot reveal anything specific. He said he has discussed the matter with Driver.
“Some allegations were made but I have not gotten to the bottom of those allegations,” he said.
Huss also confirmed Driver was asked to leave when he arrived at a vocational advisory committee meeting Thursday night — after he had been placed on suspension — at Obion County Central High School.
Driver is a tenured teacher and only the Obion County School Board can officially terminate a tenured employee, according to Huss. The matter is being placed on the school board’s agenda for its April 13 meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m. at the Career Technology Center in Union City.
Huss said a charge letter will be presented to the school board for some type of action. Regardless of the board’s action, a tenured teacher still has an opportunity to request a hearing before the school board during the lengthy process.
The school board would normally have met tonight for its monthly board meeting but the session was postponed one week due to this week’s scheduled spring break for students and teachers in the Obion County School System.
Published in The Messenger 4.6.09
Bryant Driver, South Fulton High School