"Don't forget the teachers that Hickey was having affairs with and then stalking them. Getting the WLS board to spend over one hundred grand ..."
Updated Hickey's bio with excerpts culled from these Blade stories: one, two, three, and four.
- questions into his professional conduct
- resigned as [WLS] superintendent shortly before school board officials could consider a resolution to fire him
- 37 charges compiled by a law firm
- he failed to inform the [WLS] district that he had left Addison Community Schools in Addison, Mich., in 1990 after accusations surfaced
- that he had inappropriate relationships with students
- woman said she had sex with Mr. Hickey when she was 14
- an inappropriate “emotional and/or sexual relationship with one or more subordinate teachers"
- misuse of district funds
- Mr. Hickey has been banned from district property since a 2016
- he aggressively confronted referees and the district’s athletic director
- Magistrate: No further contact for Washington Local board member, Patrick Hickey
From the Nov 8, 2017 13 ABC story
Moving forward, Hickey says he has a 15 step platform to introduce including a financial audit of the district and several proposals to improve communication.
Yet Hickey's charges include a misuse of district funds and failure to communicate to WLS about his past.
Even Baumhower called Hickey an asshole.
Baumhower, who pled guilty in 2016 to domestic violence, wrote a June 2017 blog post titled Friendly Reminder: Please, Don’t Be a Sideline Asshole. Baumhower advised:
With the summer sports season upon us, I wanted to share a little reminder for parents — don’t be an asshole while sitting on the sideline.
And the reasons why Hickey got banned from WLS district property.
Mr. Hickey has been banned from district property since a 2016 incident at a Whitmer High School basketball game where he aggressively confronted referees and the district’s athletic director, and hugged then-interim Superintendent Cherie Mourlam after she had made it clear she was uncomfortable.
Baumhower could have titled his blog post: Friendly Reminder: Please, Don’t Be a Sideline Hickey.
It's hard to top that kind of extreme crazy, but apparently, Baumhower and Hickey did, according MemyselfandI's September 2017 TT comment.
[Hickey] and Jeremy Baumhower are puttting on anti-bullying seminars
around the city. Baumhower is the host. Hickey is a panelist, joined by councilwoman Lindsay Webb.
The host of the anti-bullying forum is a guy convicted of domestic violence.
A panelist is a former school official who bullied and harassed a school employee until he got fired.
I assume that Baumhower and Hickey portrayed themselves as victims of bullying, which, if true, would be stunning at a nearly unprecedented level.
"i have several friends who are removing their kids from the district."
That's certainly an inconvenient thing to do, but it's also a sane action to take in a school district community that may contain an inordinate amount of insanity.