Lyon County's first-year band director at the middle and schools is out midway through the school year after submitting his resignation a week ago.
Josh Scott, 23, resigned his positions as band director, teacher and tennis coach last Wednesday afternoon following an incident on a field trip in which he exercised poor judgment, according to school officials. Superintendent of Schools Russ Tilford said the resignation stemmed from complaints high school Principal Tom Radivonyk received from parents.
“The report from parents alleges that during a field trip with band students, Mr. Scott allowed for inappropriate music to be played and made inappropriate comments to students,” Tilford said.
The superintendent said that to the best of his knowledge, nothing illegal nor near the threshold of either abuse or neglect took place.
“Simply, Mr. Scott erred in judgment and failed to uphold the standard of conduct we expect from our employees,” Tilford explained.
A substitute place has been put in place in the classroom as the school district makes arrangement to fill the slot for the rest of the academic year. The vacancy has been posted and will be filled for next school year.
“We expect to have many qualified applicants, allowing us to find the right individual that can elevate our band program to new heights,” Tilford said.
Tennis season officially starts Feb. 15. Radivonyk and district Athletic Director Zach Thomas are searching for a replacement coach.
Scott, a 2019 graduate of Western Kentucky University, led the band in Gov. Andy Beshear’s inaugural parade in December.