By Wayne Allen
January 7, 2014
PDT Staff Writer
The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities met in special session on Monday night and held a pre-disciplinary conference for Superintendent James Krumer. The board called the meeting to allow Krumer to address the fact that he had let his state-required certification to serve as superintendent to expire in November 2013.
According to the board, “at the pre-disciplinary conference, Mr. Krumer confirmed that his state-required certification had expired and that he did not have the state-required certification for 35 days.”
Krumer was required under Ohio law and the contract he had with the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities to maintain the certification.
“Ohio law prohibits the Board from continuing the employment of an employee who failed to possess the appropriate certification, such as Mr. Krumer,” said Rodney Barnett, chairman of the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities. “Although the Board appreciated Mr. Krumer’s candidness, it could not overlook the fact that Mr. Krumer breached his contract of employment and violated Ohio law by not maintaining his state-required certification. As a result, the Board found that the charges against Superintendent Krumer were true and voted to terminate his contract, effective immediately.”
On Dec. 19, the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities appointed Julie Monroe acting superintendent.
Monroe, a 16-year employee of the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities, was serving as the Community Services Director, overseeing such programs as the Special Olympics. She received her bachelor’s degree in social work from the College of Mt. St. Joseph in Cincinnati and her master’s in human services with a concentration in business management from Liberty University. She obtained and has maintained her superintendent’s certificate from the Ohio Association of County Boards of DD in September of 2010.
Barnett said the board is preparing to search for a new superintendent.
The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities is scheduled to meet in regular session on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. also during the meeting the board is anticipated to elect officers for 2014.
For more information about the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities, visit us on the web at www.sciotocountydd.org on Facebook at Scioto County Board of DD or on Twitter @SciotoDD.
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