Elkton Superintendent and teacher offer resignations after sex offender visit

An Elkton teacher and the superintendent of the school district have offered their resignations after a sex offender was a visitor the school.

That according to a press release from School Board President Derek Frerichs .

The offender, Andrew Polly, has since been charged with loitering in a safe zone. He had been invited by the teacher to speak to a class.

Polly was convicted of sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017 when Polly was 20-years-old. According to the release, when Polly’s status as a sex offender was learned by the administration, they reported the situation to law enforcement. Polly has now been informed that he is barred from the school premises.

Frerichs states, “It is clear to us that more stringent measures are needed to ensure that visitors are vetted appropriately.”

The school board will be revising the guest policy so that the administration will have more oversight on who is invited into classrooms. The school board will also implement a policy that will allow them to ban non-student sex offenders from school grounds and activities.

The release says the school board will consider the resignations offered by the teacher, Taylor Thompson and Superintendent Brian Jandahl at a future meeting.


April 26, 2024