Ask teacher& Mayor Dennis McCord to resign due to an inappropriate relationship w/ a minor

Ask teacher& Mayor Dennis McCord to resign due to an inappropriate relationship w/ a minor

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Kandace Weyhrauch started this petition to Patterson City Council Mayor Dennis McCord and

Patterson Mayor and Patterson High School Math Teacher, Dennis McCord lied to the Principal at Patterson High School about his actions after receiving a half naked picture of a teen student on his personal snapchat, according to the police report. Although McCord was not prosecuted by the District Attorney, his actions are disgusting. Based on my conversations with the community, the citizens of Patterson are very upset and concerned with his behavior and lack of accountability. No man should ever say “Wish I was there” to a picture of a teen in a thong bikini. McCord also admitted to participating in one-on-one tutoring sessions with this student. His behavior can be easily described as “Inappropriate Conduct” per the Board Policy Manual, specifically Policy 4119.24 which is Maintaining Appropriate Adult-Student Interactions. His actions behavior was extremely inappropriate and it was done so at the expense of one of his students. McCord is still on paid leave while the school district continues their investigation into his misconduct. 

 


As far as his employment status with the city is concerned, I tried to seek clarification at the last city council meeting on 11/16 and was not given any answers. I asked The Patterson City Council to add this to the next agenda and it was not added. I will be at the city council meeting this Tuesday the 7th at 7PM to continue my efforts. I am not asking the city council to give me personal details or information about the ongoing investigation. The questions I have currently are all about his lack of participation in his mayoral duties, his lack of resignation and their lack of knowledge concerning how his position could/would be filled. If McCord cannot come to work and do what he has been elected to do, then he needs to resign. I speak for a large group of Patterson residents when I say we would like to know the status of his position as Mayor, which we feel is within our rights as tax paying residents of this city. 

 


If McCord truly cares for Patterson, its residents and his students, then he will give us his resignation from both Patterson High School and the Mayor’s Office. Currently, tax payer dollars are going towards his paid leave during the district’s investigation, his mayoral salary, the investigation at the school district, and the city lawyers and other city representatives who are most likely scrambling to pick up the pieces he has left behind him. We have discussed funding a recall of McCord from his position as mayor but recalls are expensive and take a long time. The right thing for him to do is resign. 

 


Based on the public opinion of those on Facebook within our community, Patterson has zero faith in McCord’s discernment and integrity. You can not properly lead Patterson without the faith of the community behind you. We are asking that he does the right thing and resign from both of his positions. 

 


I am thankful The Patterson Irrigator published both articles because otherwise, all that the residents of Patterson would have known were the rumors circulating at Patterson High School. The Irrigator has provided this city with a wonderful service and we are thankful for it.

 

For more information, please feel free to read these two articles. 


https://www.ttownmedia.com/patterson_irrigator/no-charges-filed-against-teacher-who-s-also-patterson-s-mayor/article_ce46317c-4703-11ec-9007-5b9f92e2d42b.html

 


https://www.ttownmedia.com/patterson_irrigator/pjusd-investigation-of-mccord-continues/article_2ebc878e-4cce-11ec-acc5-f35124f46909.html

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