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Kinmon receives EPSB reprimand

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By Jamie Baker-Nantz

Ron K. Kinmon Jr., the former director of operations for the Grant County School District, had his teaching certificate suspended by the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board for seven days beginning June 15, 2012.

Kinmon resigned his position from the district on June 20, 2011, after a sexual harassment complaint was filed against him by a bus driver.

The EPSB also ruled that Kinmon’s license would be reinstated if he completed the following:
• provide written evidence to the board he completed 12 hours of professional development/training in ethics and sexual harassment, paid for at his own expense.
• provide written evidence from a mental health professional that he is fit to return to a school leadership or classroom position and has completed any recommended counseling.
• reimburse Grant County Schools $687.16.

If he fails to satisfy any of the conditions, his certificate shall remain suspended until all are met.

The EPSB also ruled that Kinmon be on probation for five years and not be disciplined by any school district for conduct as deemed a violation of KRS 161.120. If he violates the condition, his certificate would automatically be suspended for two years and his employer could seek additional sanctions.