Whitman said this will be a long-term investigation and did not expect any updates this week.
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Whitman said the allegations were sexual in nature and that they started earlier this year. As of Tuesday, Whitman said police had not interviewed the employee.
Sander said the employee was hired as a substitute worker in October 2016 and was hired as cafeteria cashier and second shift custodian in September 2016.
“It’s an unfortunate situation,” Sander said. “We have a fantastic staff and outstanding schools. I hate that we have this black eye with this situation. I don’t want this to what Franklin City Schools are known for. We have too many good things going on… It does not define us and it’s not what we stand for.”
He said that the safety of students is always “first and foremost” in the district.
The resignation will be on the agenda of Franklin Board of Education meeting on Nov. 27. The agenda noted she was a cashier at Pennyroyal Elementary and a custodian at the Hampton Bennett Building.