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Published 7/16/2020
10:07pm

Owosso Schools Board of Education President Resigns Amid Social Controversy

Tim Jenc: "I did not ever intend to give [Owosso Schools] negative publicity and am sincerely sorry..."

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Owosso Public Schools Board of Education President Tim Jenc has resigned following controversy created by a post he made on his personal Facebook page.

Superintendent Dr. Andrea Tuttle shared the news on the district's Facebook page, saying "After nearly 12 years of service on the Owosso Public Schools Board of Education, Board President Mr. Tim Jenc has resigned effective July 14, 2020. In his resignation letter, Mr. Jenc shared the following regarding a post on his personal social media, “I hope you know that I did not ever intend to give the district in which I have loved and supported my entire life this kind of negative publicity and am sincerely sorry for this to have ever happened.”

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Jenc's now-deleted post was seen as racist by many.

Tuttle said "Owosso is a proud International Baccalaureate district. The mission of IB schools is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Now more than ever, we must focus on this mission. The International Baccalaureate teaching philosophies strive to develop human beings who are problem solvers, risk-takers, thinkers, knowledgeable, caring, balanced, and reflective," adding "Owosso Public Schools and our community will continue working together to dissolve systemic racism."

Read Dr. Tuttle's full statement here.

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