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Visitors attempt to attend teacher's appeal hearing

Small crowd of supporters turned away before session, which took place via Zoom

 

April 20, 2022

Benny Westcott

School District staffer Michelle Bidwell, right, speaks with people who attempted to attend a hearing for former Holley Elementary resource room/special education teacher Tina Tressel on April 13.

About a dozen people attempted to enter the Sweet Home School District office Wednesday afternoon, April 13, to attend an appeal hearing for Tina Tressel.

Tressel was terminated Nov. 8, 2021, after failing to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or to submit a religious or medical exemption.

However, the session was never planned to be held in-person.

"We continued to send out information to our employees saying that this is not taking place on our property, we are not hosting a meeting, and that this is a Zoom-hosted meeting," Sweet Home School District Superintendent Lisa Riggs said. "A...



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