A teacher in Manawa has been terminated following allegations of misconduct. The Manawa School Board dismissed David Bessette, effective immediately, following a special school board meeting Monday night. The board issued a statement saying administrators were made aware of potential misconduct by Bessette, not of a sexual nature, who was initially placed on administrative leave.
Based on evidence collected during the investigation, administration recommended termination of his teaching contract. The statement added that this “is and isolated incident that is no way a reflection of the high quality services and programs provided to all students by our talented and caring staff.”