Lisbon School District parts way with band director after 'inappropriate decision making'
With just a few weeks to go before high school football season ends, the Lisbon Exempted Village School District has parted ways with its band director for the remainder of the season.
Superintendent, Joe Siefke tells 21 News that there is an open investigation against band director, Dan Patterson in regards to some decision making the district had deemed to be "inappropriate."
"[Patterson] did not meet the standards that the Lisbon School District has for its supervisors," Siefke said.
Siefke did not go into specific details of the decisions Patterson allegedly made, but Lisbon Police Chief, Mike Abraham confirmed that Patterson is under investigation by the department.
Chief Abraham confirmed that Patterson was escorted out of the building by officers. No criminal charges have been filed against Patterson at this time.
Siefke says the district can fulfill the rest of the football and marching band season without Patterson's assistance and that he will still be paid in full.
When asked whether or not Patterson would be coming back next year, Siefke said the district will be searching for a new band director for the 2024-25 season.
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