The Times West Virginian

March 19, 2013

WFMS teacher’s record cleared

By Misty Poe
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — The record of a West Fairmont Middle School teacher suspended in 2010 for being unable to produce video recordings made of students was cleared by the Marion County Board of Education.

In December 2010, Scott Vingle, the band director for the middle school, was suspended for eight days without pay after a call made to the Safe Schools Hotline launched an investigation by the school system’s administration. The caller complained about Vingle videotaping students individually during a classroom exercise.

According to a document provided by Vingle to the Times West Virginian last week, the suspension was solely based on his inability to produce one of two recorded DVDs upon request by the administration. Once the DVD was found and given to school officials, the investigation ended, according to a settlement statement signed on Oct. 14, 2011, by Marion County Superintendent Gary Price.

The document states that the BOE voted in favor of rescinding the suspension, and any and all record of the suspension was expunged from his personnel file.


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