TPS Interim Supt. Rhoades Asked Police Chief To Remove School Resource Officer

TPS Interim Supt. Rhoades Asked Police Chief To Remove School Resource Officer

Photo by Anthony Alaniz

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Tecumseh Police Deputy Chief Brett D. Coker confirmed Wednesday, March 27, Tecumseh Public Schools interim Supt. Ryan Rhoades contacted him to remove TPS Resource Officer Chad Rodgers over “unsubstantiated rumors.”

“The interim superintendent did call and ask that officer Rodgers be removed as the school resource officer,” Coker said in a phone interview. “I told him, obviously that we needed to have a meeting on that. We met later that day and hammered everything out, and Chad’s reinstated without any issues.”

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Turmoil Ravages Tecumseh Public Schools As Principals, Teachers Fear Retaliation

Turmoil Ravages Tecumseh Public Schools As Principals, Teachers Fear Retaliation

“The Fall of Phaeton” by Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

There are few places for children as political as the gym. Friends, enemies, cliques, and out-groups congeal here. Rumors slip past heated negotiations of lunchtime trades before dodgeballs replace lunch tables. It’s a microcosm of Darwinism, survival of the fittest. For those deficient in school’s societal expectations, the gym is purgatory. It’s political for parents, too.

Last night’s Tecumseh Public Schools board meeting took place in a gym—awkwardly lit with a sound system as unqualified for its job as Supt. Ryan Rhoades. Maybe the problem wasn’t the sound system, but the hushed discussions among board members, conversing with one another in private during an open meeting, tip-toeing toward an Open Meetings Act violation.

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