By Carol McIntire
August 17, 2012
Zachary Boivin is no longer a teacher in the Carrollton Exempted Village School District.
The Board of Education approved a separation agreement during the Aug. 14 meeting that terminated Boivin’s employment by laying him off. Boivin was placed on paid leave in April following allegations of misconduct with a student.
Carrollton Police conducted an investigation.
The agreement says that, based on the current financial situation of the district, the board anticipates adopting a reduction plan during the 2012-13 year that will “likely include significant reductions in force with several employees being laid off.”
Under those circumstances, the board agreed to “lay off” Boivin effective Aug. 15. He is not guaranteed unemployment benefits, however, the board will not challenge or appeal the decision of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services granting benefits to him. His supplemental contract to coach the varsity boys soccer team during the 2012-13 season was nullified.
The board agreed to provide a neutral letter of reference limited to the date of hire, separation, position held and salary. The board also agreed to keep all documents compiled during the investigation of the complaint in a file separate from his personnel file, as long as it is permitted by law and said the agreement does not constitute any admission of guilt or wrongdoing by Boivin.
He was hired as a high school math teacher in August 2010.