The Fayette County Board of Education will vote on Sept. 18 to name a replacement for a Whitewater High School teacher who resigned amid controversy in August.
Joshua “J.D.” Hitson, who taught ninth-grade English, submitted his resignation on Aug. 17 after a group called Atlanta Antifascists released a 180-page dossier calling him an “alt-right racist agitator” and asking the school to take action.
Hitson’s resignation was accepted on Aug. 21, and the county says it “cannot comment further” on a personnel issue. However, former Whitewater principal Roy Rabold said in a letter to The Citizen newspaper that he “never had a complaint about [Hitson’s] teaching.”
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