Hennessey Public Schools

HENNESSEY — The State Board of Education will consider the emergency suspension of former Hennessey girls basketball coach R.J. Ramer's teaching license Thursday.

If approved by the state board, Ramer's certification will be suspended in Oklahoma. Also on the state board's agenda is the possible action item to utilize a hearing officer to conduct individual proceedings for revocation.

The state board could authorize an administrative law judge to conduct a revocation hearing regarding Ramer's certification.

Hennessey Public Schools Board of Education accepted Ramer's resignation Dec. 7.

Ramer started as girls basketball coach in June after the resignation of former basketball coach Marty McBride in March. The board approved the assignment of assistant football coach Mark Cox to act as current head girls basketball coach.

Meanwhile, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into alleged misconduct in the district, according to OSBI public information officer Jessica Brown.

Brown said on Dec. 3, the Hennessey police chief requested OSBI investigate a Hennessey Public Schools employee for alleged inappropriate contact with a student. Brown did not name the employee, stating the agency will not name anyone until they've been arrested or charged.

"Investigation is still open into a member of the school district having inappropriate relationship or contact with a student," Brown said. "I cannot reveal any part of our investigation at this time."

Brown could not say what kind of contact was being alleged.

Two other Hennessey High School coaches, former baseball coach Mike Conway and former girls basketball coach Ben Davis Forsythe, pleaded guilty to sex offenses with students in 2011. 

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