Private hearing for fired Niles teacher
The board of education has scheduled a Feb. 23 hearing for Christopher Chieffo, a teacher and former assistant principal who was fired last month for falsification of sick leave.
Documents in his personnel file state that on a day Chieffo reported off sick last October, he was coaching the Howland High School Boys Golf team at a district tournament in Alliance. Chieffo, 45, had been a full-time teacher for the past decade at Niles Primary School.
Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen said Chieffo has requested a private hearing. The hearing date is subject to change, depending on the availability of an independent referee and legal counsel.