Findlay City Schools says the investigation into reports regarding student behavior and the culture of the Findlay First Edition program is finished.
In November, the school district announced that a third-party investigator would be conducting the investigation.
FFE Director Kevin Manley was placed on administrative leave at the end of November and returned to his teaching position on December 21st.
Superintendent Dr. Andy Hatton says Manley resumed his directing duties this week and provided the following statement now that the investigation has concluded.
The investigation has come to a conclusion, and Mr. Manley resumed his directing duties of FFE this week. After going over the findings of the investigation together, Mr. Manley took accountability for aspects that fell within his purview as director, and the current administration shares in a collective responsibility to support him in addressing cultural issues within the program. Mr. Manley and FHS administration together will be addressing student misconduct.
FFE is a treasured program that is rich in talent and on stage excellence. Mr. Manley’s return signals just one of many steps in asserting FFE as a show choir that we can be proud of both on and off stage during the upcoming competition season and for years to come.