Ex-coach pro­hib­ited from work with kids

Ac­tion taken af­ter state in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Face­book mes­sages.

Dayton Daily News - - LOCAL & STATE - By Josh Sweigart Staff Writer

A for­mer Mad River Lo­cal School Dis­trict foot­ball coach is barred from ever re-ap­ply­ing for a Ohio De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion li­cense to work with kids af­ter a state in­ves­ti­ga­tion into al­leged in­ap­pro­pri­ate Face­book mes­sages with a mi­nor.

Tim­o­thy Bai­ley, 55, worked as a coach at Mad River Mid­dle School in 2014-2015 and an as­sis­tant coach at Steb­bins High School in 2015-2016. School of­fi­cials say they have no record of any al­le­ga­tions con­cern­ing Bai­ley.

In April 2016, Bai­ley was no­ti­fied by the State Board of Ed­u­ca­tion that it was con­sid­er­ing tak­ing ac­tion against his three-year pupil ac­tiv­ity per­mit is­sued in Au­gust 2014. It’s un­clear when and how ODE was made aware of the al­le­ga­tions.

Ac­cord­ing to that no­tice, ob­tained by the Day­ton Daily News us­ing Ohio pub­lic records laws, Bai­ley “en­gaged in con­duct that is un­be­com­ing to the teach­ing pro­fes­sion” when he ex­changed in­ap­pro­pri­ate Face­book mes­sages with a mi­nor be­tween April 17, 2014, and April 22, 2014.

Ex­cerpts from the mes­sages in­clude ask­ing whether the mi­nor is “naked sun bath in” and ask­ing for pho­tos. The fi­nal listed mes­sage said: “K so now can ya whis­per to me where ur liv­ing with granny& who knows ur court­ing a older fella??”

Records do not show the child’s age, but make ref­er­ence to the mi­nor’s birth­day say­ing “Y’all have ur temps& scar­ing the other

This story is part of a Day­ton Daily News in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­veal­ing that ed­u­ca­tors across Ohio are los­ing their pro­fes­sional li­censes for mis­con­duct at un­prece­dented num­bers. The Daily News an­a­lyzed a data­base of thou­sands of ed­u­ca­tor mis­con­duct files, and ob­tained records from schools, po­lice de­part­ments, courts and the state, and reached out to ousted teach­ers and coaches. Some of the cases the news­pa­per found from dis­tricts across the Mi­ami Val­ley have never pre­vi­ously been re­ported. For the full re­port, go to Day­tonDai­lyNews.com.

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A driver in Ohio is el­i­gi­ble for a tem­po­rary driv­ing per­mit at age 15 and six months, ac­cord­ing to the Ohio Bu­reau of Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles web­site.

Af­ter re­quest­ing hear­ings on the al­le­ga­tions with ODE, Bai­ley en­tered into a con­sent agree­ment in July 2018 con­firm­ing that his li­cense ex­pired in 2017 and say­ing “he will not reap­ply for any li­cense, per­mit, or cer­tifi­cate with the Ohio De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion.”

At­tor­ney John Con­can­non rep-

con­tin­ued from B1 re­sented Bai­ley be­fore the Ohio De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion.

“Mr. Bai­ley de­cided in the midst of all of this that he didn’t want to coach any­more and the De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion ac­com­mo­dated that, so that’s pretty much it,” Con­can­non said.

Con­can­non said he was not fa­mil­iar with any ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion, such as whether the school was no­ti­fied, whether the mi­nor was a stu­dent at Mad River or whether any other agency looked into the claims.

Mad River Schools spokes­woman Jenny Alexan­der has said the dis­trict has no record or in­for­ma­tion about any al­le­ga­tions against Bai­ley.

Mont­gomery County court records do not in­di­cate Bai­ley was charged with any crime in re­la­tion to the in­ci­dent.

Bai­ley was ar­rested in con­nec­tion with a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent on Sept. 24. Ac­cord­ing to Hu­ber Heights po­lice records, of­fi­cers ar­rived at his home, af­ter he al­legedly threat­ened his girl­friend, and found Bai­ley in­tox­i­cated. He was ar­rested on do­mes­tic vi­o­lence charges.

Bai­ley ad­mit­ted to get­ting into an ar­gu­ment but told of­fi­cers he didn’t threaten his girl­friend, po­lice records say. He was taken to jail, charged with mis­de­meanor do­mes­tic vi­o­lence to which he pleaded not guilty, and re­leased on his own re­cog­ni­zance. A hear­ing is sched­uled in mu­nic­i­pal court Oct. 25.

Bai­ley could not be reached for com­ment. Bai­ley’s at­tor­ney in the do­mes­tic vi­o­lence case has not yet re­turned a call for com­ment. Con­tact this re­porter at 937328-0374 or email Josh. Sweigart@cox­inc.com.

Tim­o­thy Bai­ley, 55, worked as a Mad River Lo­cal School Dis­trict foot­ball coach.

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