The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Fulton

September 25, 2013

River Bend parents voice concerns about coach

FULTON, Ill. — The River Bend School Board this week told a group of parents that they need to meet with the high school principal and athletic director for concerns they have about one of the coaches.

More than a dozen distraught parents attended a special budget meeting Monday night at the district administrative office to voice concerns about a coach. The identity of the coach was not revealed during the open meeting.

Board President Dan Portz acknowledged hearing of an incident where some things were said back and forth. He asked if the parents had followed the proper chain of command in reporting these incidents, first to Athletic Director Joshua Knuth, Principal Chris Tennyson, Superintendent Chuck Holliday and then the board of education.

“We’re not trying to downplay anything that’s happened,” Portz said. “We don’t disagree that there is an issue and we don’t have a problem with that, but we need to make sure that we have people in place that are there to evaluate, take the concerns and see to it that something is being done.”

Tennyson told the group that he is aware of the incident and read the reports, but has not heard directly from anyone. He encouraged them to call or e-mail him and Knuth.

“I know that Mr. Knuth is new here. I’m new here. We want to get everything and we want to take care of our students,” Tennyson said.

Some parents expressed concerns that after talking to Knuth, their children experienced retaliation from the coach. Tennyson said if that is the case, they can certainly bring the matter to him. He offered to set up a meeting with himself, Knuth, the coach in question and any parents with the same complaint.

1
Text Only
Fulton
  • District tries to attract prison workers FULTON, Ill. — While the renovation process at the Thomson, Illinois, Correctional Center has yet to begin, a few high-level management positions have already been filled.Filling those positions are people, and most importantly to the River Bend Scho

    July 25, 2014

  • New tourism position denied FULTON, Ill. — With the unexpected departure of former Tourism Director and Chamber of Commerce Director Heather Bennett, the city of Fulton has worked for the last two months to pick up the pieces and fill the void she left behind.One option was to

    July 24, 2014

  • New class preps students for college FULTON, Ill. — Incoming freshman this year at Fulton High School will get a first glance at a new course aimed to prepare them for the next big step in their lives.While most high-school classes are geared in some way to prepare students for college,

    July 24, 2014

  • Fulton Chamber's future funding source still unclear FULTON, Ill. — Questions still linger around the future of the Fulton Chamber of Commerce despite a three-year funding allocation and a partnership with the city of Fulton.During a City Council meeting Monday, the council voted to approve a recommend

    July 23, 2014

  • Darryl Hogue mugshot Hogue will lead River Bend schools FULTON, Ill. — Nearly eight months after opening the search, the River Bend School Board has found a replacement for the retiring district superintendent Robert “Chuck” Holliday.Darryl Hogue, principal of Morrison Junior High School, in Morrison, Ill

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fulton native putts on with pro career FULTON, Ill. — After competing at the John Deere Classic this past weekend, Aaron Krueger will get to again rub shoulders with some of golf’s best — this time at the PGA Championship.Krueger failed to make the cut at the JDC in Silvis, Ill., but it w

    July 18, 2014

  • Sawmill New event cruises into Clinton CLINTON — Three Gateway-area locations are joining together in August for a river heritage event.The event will be held Aug. 3 and will feature a Blue Heron river cruise, a Sawmill Museum tour and a de Immigrant Windmill tour in Fulton, Illinois. The

    July 18, 2014 3 Photos

  • Thomson prison Towns prep for opening of prison FULTON, Ill. — When the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved $43.7 million in June for equipment and staffing toward the activation of the Thomson, Illinois, Correctional Center, a wave of relief came over officials in the Gateway area.But,

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-11-14 Fulton Summer Nights Dog Days Of Summer FULTON, Ill. — The dog days of summer were in full swing Thursday in Fulton as the second installment of Fulton Summer Nights went off without a hitch.As family and friends of all ages joined the community celebration, themed “The Dog Days of Summer,

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Leaders support loan for improvements to city's hotel FULTON, Ill. — As activation of the Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Illinois, continues to gain momentum, local communities are preparing for the influx of residents and visitors they have been promised for more than 12 years.One way the city

    July 10, 2014