Ex-school leader who’s banned from district elected to board


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) A former Ohio school superintendent who resigned amid an investigation and was later banned from district property was elected on Wednesday, Nov. 8, to his old district’s school board.

Voters in Toledo’s Washington Local district gave Patrick Hickey one of three open spots on the school board.

Hickey resigned as superintendent in 2015 before the school board could consider a resolution to fire him. The district had hired attorneys to investigate allegations of misspent funds and Hickey’s failure to tell school leaders he’d been accused of inappropriate relationships with students in Michigan decades ago.

Hickey denied the allegations.

The school board banned him from district property last year after officials said he verbally abused referees at a basketball game and harassed school employees.