LARUE — The LaPoynor Independent School District Board of Trustees on Friday night accepted the resignations of two teacher/coaches following a four-hour executive session.

After the session, LISD Board President Keith Bristow announced that resignations had been accepted for Brad Rogers and Ronnie Dunn. The motion to accept the resignations passed with a 5-2 vote.

According to the LISD Web site, Rogers is a math teacher and a coach. Dunn is a special education/girls basketball coach.

Bristow read a statement at Friday's special called meeting and talked about "inappropriate uses" of the district's Internet services.

"This policy was violated by the downloading, and in some cases, forwarding on LaPoynor ISD computers improper e-mails which included obscene materials," according to the statement read by Bristow.

The statement went on to read, "LaPoynor ISD is legally obligated to take prompt remedial action when violations occur. Action was taken, although unpopular with some students and community members, the action was taken with the best interest of the students and the integrity of the District in mind."

District officials have declined to discuss what specifically triggered the suspensions and eventual resignations of Rogers and Dunn.

The board also announced it would not renew the contract of Donna Crook, a business/computers teacher, for next school year. No explanation was given for the action.

On Monday, LISD board members met in executive session for three and a half hours and emerged, announcing they had taken no action on a discussion of the employment of Rogers and Dunn. At that meeting, a number of community members and students spoke in support of the coaches.

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