An investigation concluded that athletic director Jon Zajac held a basketball apply with THS college students amid a statewide suspension of all college sports activities actions.
TECUMSEH, Mich. — A non-criminal grievance was filed with Tecumseh Public Schools, resulting in an impartial investigation and disciplinary motion towards the district’s athletic director for violating well being orders.
The grievance was filed with Tecumseh Public Schools towards athletic director Jon Zajac on Nov. 28, in response to a press launch issued by the district.
Zajac was accused of organizing a basketball apply for Tecumseh High School college students, together with his son, at a neighborhood church’s open fitness center on Nov. 25. The gamers attended a event in Toledo on Nov. 28.
Zajac was positioned on paid non-disciplinary depart on Nov. 30.
The college district opened an investigation with a third-party agency. The impartial investigation concluded on Dec. 23 and located Zajac had violated the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services order issued on Nov. 15 by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer that suspended all in-person college sports activities actions statewide.
“We are disappointed with the poor judgment shown by our Athletic Director, Mr. Zajac. His actions violated a government order and potentially endangered the safety of TPS students. We have taken action to address the issue and we will expect better from Jon moving forward,” mentioned Superintendent Rick Hilderley.
Hilderley adopted Tecumseh Public Schools Board of Education coverage for administrator self-discipline. Further specifics weren’t launched.
The findings from the investigation will likely be despatched to the Michigan High School Athletic Association and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
“I take full responsibility for my actions. I broke a MDHHS restriction of organizing a sport open gym and by taking my son and a few of his friends to Toledo to play in a basketball tournament over the Thanksgiving break,” mentioned Zajac. “This was not done with ill intent or maliciously. I should have checked with Mr. Hilderley prior to participating in the tournament. I apologize for my actions and involvement in this.”
Zajac returned to regular duties on Dec. 23.
The full press launch from Tecumseh Public Schools will be learn beneath: