And this was going on at Butler Elementary...
Oh my gosh.... Years ago we had our young kids attend art camp and yoga camp with his wife until we started getting a very, very creepy vibe from him. He was making propositions to my married friend in front of our kids, with his wife just in the other room. Also we left Butler and went to the Montessori school. Without my permission he used my daughter as a model for paintings that he sold. I had no idea until a friend happened to buy one of the paintings. My daughter is all grown up and just graduated from college. She never has mentioned that there was anything wrong that happened, but I need to ask her. I'm very worried.
Do you know any details of what happened??
Well, I guess his father is very embarrassed as is his wife. I always liked Bill Jr. and even took up for him in debates when he ran for school board. Having a father who is the State Attorney can not be easy but my guess is he needs help mentally. My prayers go our to his wife who has always stuck by him. My hope is he will resign from the school board to save his family further embarrassment, then get professional help.
I was told that this had been going on for quite some time...like 8 years ago and that other kids complained and nothing was done. Most recently there were complaints made last year.
Comments I've been told were it was mostly inappropriate touching.
Shameful that this was allegedly going on for awhile. If this guy isn't a teacher, what is he doing at the elementary school, interacting with children? Who allowed this?
If complaints were made previously and nothing done, perhaps the past Superintendent has some insight into this as "Complaints being made and nothing done" was fairly common place.
Let's not forget about "Cocaine Teacher" that was on active Felony Probation and employed as a teacher at SoWal H.S.
Perhaps our new Superintendent is taking things more seriously...
Suzanne, this is just my opinion and I mean no offense but I think this is a bad case of supporting party affiliation over character, qualifications, principals and ideas.
People knew he had written any number of bad checks ($1000's of dollars worth) his driving records was a disaster, his teaching credentials had been revoked and he was to have no contact with students but he somehow managed to get them reinstated and there is a felony conviction you cant make heads or tails of because so much of it has been redacted. Some of this stuff came out in public forums when he ran and people voted for him anyway and he wasn't the best qualified for the job, he was just the favorite State Attorney's son and his election was paid for by the republican party.
The Radar Group isn't innocent here either and they are powerful. Betty DeVous , the Koch Brothers, Campanella are all about taking taxpayer money for private education and that's what the Radar Group does. They profit from kids no one else wants or can educate either because of learning disabilities, at risk youth or juvenile delinquents etc. and profit from it. I've literally been in the classroom at Walton Academy and those are some of the roughest, toughest kids you'll ever meet. They have no respect for authority, the assignments I saw and handed out looked like something you would give a kindergarten class, if the kids even bothered to do them. Most didn't. They are angry as hell at having to be there anyway and will strike out at anyone in their path. Did I mention the drugs and cell phones? Or wearing their pants down around their butt cheeks and the girls looking like painted trollops, boobs barley covered and my god the potty mouths.
I'm also concerned with the way Education is headed under the Trump Administration (I know you're a Trump fan, sorry) and there are at least 3 members on our current board who also support voucher schools. I DON'T agree at all with taxpayer dollars supporting private edu. Never have, never will.