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Craven/School Settles- Charges Not Likely 5/17/2012
The year long battle between fired ChelanElementary School teacher, K.C. Craven, and the School District, came to an end in a mediation meeting on Monday when Craven withdrew his discharge appeal in exchange for one year’s pay.
K.C. Craven was notified of his termination in a certified letter sent to him in October 2011 by School District Superintendent Rob Manahan following a six month investigation into allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior, providing alcohol to students and engaging in boundary invasion behaviors, including but not limited to inappropriately touching students. Craven appealed that termination and continued to receive full pay and benefits.
Superintendent Manahan explained to KOZI that, the district negotiated a Separation & Release Agreement that achieved the districts goals.
Manahan recognizes that some people in the community are upset but stresses that the settlement guaranteed a desired outcome that may or may not have been achieved in the formal appeal hearing.
ChelanCounty Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Doug Shae left a message with   KOZI News yesterday that his office does not intend to file charges against Craven in this case at this time.               
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