Courtesy Photo John Cariel

Courtesy Photo

John Cariel

During their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 14, the Grayson County School Board voted to accept the action of the Superintendent to terminate the employment contracts for two teachers accused of inappropriate sexual relationships with students.

Contracts have been terminated for Grayson County High School teacher Roger Williams and Grayson County Middle School teacher John Cariel.

According to the School Board, John Cariel resigned prior to receiving the Notice of Dismissal from the Superintendent.

Both teachers were arrested last month for allegedly having inappropriate contact with students.

Cariel was a 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher at GCMS and was arrested on Tuesday, May 15. He was charged with multiple offenses regarding an inappropriate relationship with a 13-year-old student, including Distribution of Obscene Matter to Minors, 1st Offense; Sexual Abuse, 1st Degree; Sodomy, 2nd Degree; and Prohibited Use of Electronic Communication System to Procure Minor: Sex Offenses.

Williams was a GCHS Business and Yearbook teacher and was arrested Wednesday, May 9. He was charged with multiple offenses regarding an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old student, including two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Minor and one count of Possessing/Viewing Matter Portraying a Sexual Performance by a Minor in relation to an alleged sexual relationship with a minor student.

In other business:

*With one vote, the School Board approved the following:

a. Three trip requests from the GCHS Golf team to compete in invitationals;

b. The 2019 District Technology Plan;

c. Declaring various outdated technology and computer equipment as surplus;

d. The Bond of Depository with Wilson and Muir Bank for Grayson County Schools for 2019-2021;

e. The Bond of Depository with The Cecilian Bank for 2019-2021;

f. Adult meal and a la carte prices - breakfast will be $2.25, and lunch will be $3.75;

g. Collecting indirect cost from food service at the non-restricted rate approved by KDE (10.97 percent) for the 2018-2019 school year;

h. Allowing all Grayson County Schools to continue participating in the Community Eligibility Provision for the 2018-2019 school year, permitting every student to receive free breakfast and lunch each school day;

i. Food Service to continue using HPS, a group buying organization, for food and supplies;

j. The contract with Rough River Physical Therapy, PLLC, Dr. Rebecca Jarboe Frank for the 2018-2019 school year;

k. Creating a full-time teaching position at the Alternative Education Center for the 2018-2019 school year;

l. Creating a six-hour per day full-time substitute cook/baker position for the 2018-2019 school year;

m. Allowing H.W. Wilkey to hold fundraisers to update the library, purchase a new school sign and purchase student resources;

n. The lease agreement with Konica Minolta Business solutions for a bizhub C365 printer/scanner/copier for the Grayson County Technology Center;

o. Two employees' leaves of absence.