This letter is in support and praise of former Capac Elementary principal Dave Rees. Mr. Rees always chose his students and staff over all else. His actions, example, and work ethic were of the highest caliber.
Mr. Rees was treated and judged horribly by the Capac School Board, school lawyer and administration. Our trust in the aforementioned has been shredded. The destruction of his reputation is unforgivable.
Thoughts and prayers go out to Dave and his entire family.
Editor's note: Dave Rees's employment contract with the school district was terminated in November after the district was notified through the Michigan Department of Education and the state police that he had been convicted of indecent exposure following a June incident at a Utica park.
Pursuant to state law that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2006 (MCL 380.1230 and subsections), the school district is legally prohibited from continuing Rees' contract and/or employment due to Rees's failure to comply with said law.