But DPS attorney Jyllian Bradshaw wrote that the evidence at the hearing confirmed that Harmon violated school board policy on engaging in immoral conduct, and recommended that he be fired.
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School board members did not comment on the case at Wednesday’s board meeting. Superintendent Rhonda Corr also did not comment, but said earlier this year that DPS should have done more to address the complaint in 2007.
Reached by phone Wednesday night, Harmon declined comment and referred questions to his attorney.
This newspaper has asked Dayton Police repeatedly what the outcome of their investigation was. A police spokeswoman said Wednesday that she has not yet received an answer from department officials.
Bradshaw said Harmon has a few appeal options. She added that DPS is not in regular contact with Dayton Police about the case, saying the school district is not constrained by a statute of limitations like police are.
“As an employer we have a little more flexibility, and because we work with students, we take these allegations very seriously,” she said.