Two High School Teachers Suspended From Tri County Area Schools

Posted at 5:15 PM, Oct 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-18 17:16:34-04

Computer-keyboardHOWARD CITY,Michigan. — According to the Tri County Area Schools Superintendent two high school teachers have been placed on paid administrative leave following an investigation by the district of possible inappropriate use of District technology. It does not appear the situation involves any students. A letter was sent home to parents and is listed below.

“Dear Parents,

As Superintendent, I seek to keep our parents up-to-date on issues related to our District.  As is our practice, I wanted to inform you about a recent personnel matter.  It does not appear the situation involves any students.

Over the last several days, we became aware of possible inappropriate use of District technology by two high school teachers.  In response to these and other concerns, and according to our policies, these individuals have been placed on paid administrative leave to allow us an opportunity to review the situation.

As you know, our first priority is to provide a quality education for our students.  To that end, during this investigation, we will be placing qualified substitute teachers in the classroom.  I would ask if you have any concerns related to the classroom, that you feel free to contact the High School Principal.

When situations like these arise, in an era of social media, it is human nature to want to discuss them.  However, we know that speculation and rumors are not helpful or fair to the individuals involved or the investigative process.

I continue to appreciate the strong partnership between the District and our parents and community.  As always, we will continue to communicate with you on a regular basis.  Please don’t hesitate to contact my office, or your building principal, should you have concerns or questions.


Allen Cumings


Tri County Area Schools”