BCS addresses Karg’s sudden retirement

BCS addresses Karg’s sudden retirement
Posted on 09/12/2023
Central Office

Bellefontaine City Schools Superintendent Brad Hall has addressed the sudden retirement of longtime BHS Band Director Jeremy Karg.

Mr. Karg retired on September 1st. He was a music educator for 32 years.

Superintendent Hall sent the following memo to BCS staff members late Tuesday afternoon.

On Wednesday, a news story will appear in the Bellefontaine Examiner and on the Peak of Ohio website regarding former employee Jeremy Karg.

Late last school year concerns were raised that deposits regarding Band funds had not been made at all, in a timely manner, or with funds missing. Those concerns continued throughout the summer to the point where the district was unable to get the issues resolved with Mr. Karg.

A meeting was scheduled in late August to meet with Mr. Karg to give him the opportunity to respond to those concerns. It was at that time that Mr. Karg made the decision to resign due to retirement prior to the meeting.

The district has been working with the Bellefontaine Police Department and will continue to cooperate with their investigation. I have also submitted a report to the Ohio Department of Education's Office of Professional Conduct.

Due to your association with the Bellefontaine City School District, you may be asked to comment on this issue. Please refer all requests for official comments to me.

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