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Published: Monday, October 07, 2019 @ 10:34 AM
By: Richard Wilson
— Beavercreek High School Principal George Caras is on paid administrative leave while district officials conduct an investigation into alleged misconduct.
Caras is scheduled to meet with Superintendent Paul Otten and others during a fact-finding meeting this morning at the district’s central office on Kemp Road.
5 things to know
1. The investigation is focused on a conversation Caras had with a student in which he said an inappropriate word. Caras self-reported the incident to Superintendent Otten and Caras was subsequently put on leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
2. In an attempt to disspell rumors in the community, Caras’ wife Jayne Sachs outlined the allegations against her husband in a comment on the Dayton Daily News’ Facebook page. The principal said the “N word” during the conversation with the female student as he was trying to explain how the meaning and usage of the word has changed over time, according to Sachs’ comment.
3. Caras is known in the Dayton area as a school administrator well-liked among students, after having worked as a principal in the Northmont district, Kettering and Dayton districts. Students and parents have defended the principal on social media, saying Caras was one of their favorite principals.
4. At Northmont, Caras received reprimands from the superintendent but no other disciplinary or negative records from his personnel files at the other districts has surfaced.
5. Beavercreek school officials have not set a timetable as to when the investigation will be finished or when a decision on whether a disciplinary action will be taken. The school board meets next Oct. 17.