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Ronan School District Title IX investigation complete

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RONAN - The Ronan School District reports they have completed its Title IX investigation into allegations of an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student.

As MTN News first reported, Ronan Schools Superintendent Mark Johnston was made aware of these allegations on Jan. 16. The school then opened up a Title IX investigation, but the teacher resigned before the investigation concluded.

The teacher worked as a sixth-grade English teacher at the middle school and was an assistant boys basketball coach at the high school. He’s accused of having an “inappropriate relationship” with an 18-year-old Ronan student.

Below is Johnston’s official statement on the investigation:

The Ronan School District recently completed its Title IX investigation into allegations of an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and student.  The investigation substantiated the allegations, and the teacher resigned his position with the District.  As required by law, the matter has been referred to the Office of Public Instruction for further action.  As a District, we are beyond disappointed that one of our own would betray the values that define the Ronan School District, and will support any student who is subject to inappropriate conduct from a staff member.  We are committed to address the issues surrounding this type of misconduct and will ensure that our students, staff and community are part of the conversation as we navigate this difficult topic.

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