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Hearing set on contract for Northeastern teacher who rallied support


The Northeastern Local Schools board will hold a hearing next month to discuss a teacher whose contract wasn’t renewed and who rallied students and parents to support him.

Greg Mann, a social studies teacher at Northeastern High School, was offered a courtesy hearing in front of the school board on June 5. The hearing will be held during a closed executive session on June 5, said Superintendent Lou Kramer, and then board members are expected to vote again on Mann’s contract.

The board voted last month to not renew his contract.

Mann thanked his supporters, but declined to comment on the letter or the hearing.

An April 30 letter addressed to Mann from Kramer says the contract wasn’t renewed because of concerns brought up by the school principal during two evaluations in the school year and Mann’s “difficulty in receiving constructive criticism.” It also cites his behavior after the recommendation was made public when he used his “influence and position as a teacher to advocate for his own best interests,” Kramer writes.

Hundreds of students and parents attended the April 15 school board meeting and voiced their concern’s over the principal and superintendent’s recommendation to not keep Mann in his teaching position in the fall of 2014. Those supporters left the meeting after yelling shouts of disapproval when the board subsequently voted to follow the administrations’ recommendation.

A week after the April school board meeting, Mann was put on paid administrative leave and a substitute teacher will fill his position until the end of the school year.


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