Tippecanoe High School teacher on leave resigns without explanation

TIPP CITY — The Tipp City Exempted Village Schools Board of Education voted Wednesday to accept the resignation of high school teacher Garrett Morris.

Administrators declined comment on the action taken in an emergency meeting of the board.

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Superintendent Gretta Kumpf said district policy is to not comment on specific personnel issues. In a written statement she said Morris had been on leave but did not say for how long.

The board voted 4-0 to accept the resignation without comment. Member Corine Doll was absent.

Morris was in his third year with the district, teaching in the social studies department at Tippecanoe High School, according to the school district website. Morris wrote on his teacher profile posted on the site that he was from Kettering and graduated from Miami University before teaching in Cincinnati and then Louisiana.

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In a written statement Kumpf and high school Principal Steve Verhoff said teacher reassignments and use of substitutes was planned along with hiring of a long-term substitute.

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