HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT)- Cheryl Hancock, the president of the Holmen faculty board, resigned at Monday night’s meeting.
The go arrives soon after Hancock came underneath fire for getting a phony Fb profile for eleven yrs, working with it to react to important posts about the board and to interact on the net with conservative school board candidates.
Just very last week, the faculty board voted to re-elect Hancock as president, shortly following she admitted to functioning the bogus account.
Immediately after Monday night’s shut session, Hancock go through a statement:
“As I reflected this earlier weekend I arrived to the decision that this circumstance experienced come to be unmanageable for me, my household, and my lots of friends and supporters as very well as the Faculty District of Holmen, its pupils, staff members, and the Holmen local community and have built the decision to step down from my situation on the Holmen College Board successful straight away.
I would once more like to apologize for the use of a phony persona, but I would check with you to study what I explained and judge for your self whether or not my reviews ended up harassing or bullying. When presented with the information and facts becoming public – I was at a crossroads – I could have denied that I was in truth Annie and simply because no crime had been dedicated there was no way to show it normally. The Holmen Police Department verified for me that there was hardly ever any investigation into this simply because there was no criminal offense – in actuality, they have destroyed the information that were sent to them back in February. Final 7 days I manufactured the choice to be honest and forthcoming in my blunder and request for forgiveness. I continue to inquire for your empathy and forgiveness.
If we want to come with each other and unite maybe we must stop vilifying just about every other. It’s alright to have robust thoughts on possibly aspect but all this title-calling is having us nowhere.
The university district has substantially get the job done to do and I am stepping aside so that they can get on with it. I am proud of what we have achieved more than the past two a long time and am hoping that my general history of accomplishments will sometime be the legacy I depart and not this misstep.
A very well-revered member of the local community sent this message to me not long ago: “A human being is measured by the human body of support they give and your service is challenging to not enjoy at the maximum amount. 1 minimal misstep does not determine you nor does it transform my regard for our friendship.”
The Holmen university board did not vote an additional president into area at Monday night’s meeting.
The board’s future conference is coming up Monday.
The board unveiled this assertion:
“Concerned Citizens of Holmen School District,
As users of the Holmen Faculty Board, we have dedicated ourselves to generating our college district the finest area that it can possibly be. We have committed ourselves to acting in the most effective fascination of all of the district’s children. Though we have faced lots of challenges above the earlier couple several years, our most recent obstacle involves our very own Faculty Board President, Cheryl Hancock. Ms. Hancock has admitted to applying social media to interact with group users pertaining to local community problems.
Initial and foremost, we board associates would like to lengthen a honest apology to anybody who was impacted by these interactions on social media. Following, we would like to thank the numerous community associates who arrived at out and shared with us their views on these the latest functions. Numerous of you said in your letters that our little ones are watching and inappropriate steps will have to have consequences.
We would like to be crystal clear that this form of habits has no position on our faculty board and in our local community. When board associates are elected, they are essential to adhere to a Board Plan on Board Ethics. Inside that plan, it states that “the Board and its members will carry out them selves with integrity and high ethical ideas in order to design the behaviors expected of workers and students and manage community self confidence and reliability.” We truly feel the intent of this plan has been violated. Hence, I am formally notifying the Holmen Faculty District group that as of this evening, Ms. Hancock has resigned her position of Board President and as a member of the Holmen School Board.
Tonight, the board took the initially step to rebuild the rely on, integrity, assurance, and trustworthiness that you expect of us as leaders in our group. I hope to go forward from this equally as a local community and as a University Board. We will work tirelessly at rebuilding associations and bringing our community collectively so that the whole Holmen group can be very pleased of our public educational institutions.
We want to acknowledge and thank Cheryl Hancock for her support to the district more than the earlier 26 decades. Because of to her steadfast commitment to the District, we are proud of the many achievements underneath her leadership.”
Previously Monday, Hancock also resigned from her daytime task as government director of the Coulee Restoration Center in La Crosse, helpful quickly.
She was arranging to retire this summer time in advance of the controversy.
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