State Reacts To Sexual Harrassment Complaints Against Former Northside Principal

LINCOLN – The Nebraska State Board of Education held a three-minute hearing Aug. 3 regarding the state department of education’s disciplinary action against former Northside Principal Tony Little.

Kelly Muthersbaugh of The Nebraska Professional Practices Commission gave the board a recommendation that Little’s teaching certificate be revoked for 18 months.

The board ruled to revoke the certificate for three years.

Matthew Blomstedt, the state’s commissioner of education, initiated the action against Little, who resigned from the Nebraska City school district on Feb. 13, 2017.

The school district had placed him on administrative leave due to allegations of sexual harassment on Feb. 6.

A “notice of order”  filed by the board of education says from 2011 to 2017, Little made several female staff members of the Nebraska City Public Schools uncomfortable by sending them repeated, inappropriate and unwelcomed communications. The communications included sexual comments.

The order says the communications were perceived by staff members as sexually harassing and included intimidation.

School Superintendent Jeff Edwards said Thursday he had no comment regarding the personnel issue beyond the state’s order.

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