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MCS to discuss reporting harassment policies

STAFF REPORTS

The Manchester Community Schools Board of School Trustees will discuss school corporation policies for reporting harassment this week.

The discussion comes as MCS reviews its comprehensive plan in preparation for a superintendent search, which will begin next year. Reports of bullying by the administration culminated last spring in the resignation of Bill Reichhart, then the school corporation’s superintendent. The allegations were not related to sexual misconduct.

Reichhart defended his actions but decided to resign a short time after the allegations became public.

The board’s agenda calls for a discussion of anti-harassment policies as well as how the school corporation will handle those complaints. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in the MCS Administrative Office, 404 W. Ninth St., North Manchester.

Other public meetings scheduled for this week include the Wabash County Board of Commissioners and Wabash City Council.

The Commissioners will meet first at 9 a.m. on Monday, in the County Courthouse.

The Wabash City Council will meet at 6 p.m Monday in City Hall. This week, the City Council will consider an ordinance regarding pawnbrokers and another involving transient merchants.

The Metropolitan School District of Wabash County School Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Administration Office, 204 N. Wabash County Road 300W, Wabash. The board will conduct regular business, but there is no agenda item to discuss the board’s proposed independent study.

 The board hosted a public work session last Tuesday to discuss its proposed independent study, but the board has not selected an organization to conduct the study and has not outlined specific questions it would like to have answered.