Teaching offer rescinded for Limestone County superintendent's daughter

LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A recently filled teaching job at Limestone County Schools is open again.

On Tuesday, the school board held an emergency meeting and voted to terminate Katherine Ikerman's teaching contract. She was recently hired to teach special education at Johnson Elementary School.

Ikerman is the daughter of Limestone County Schools Superintendent Tom Sisk. In the state of Alabama, it is illegal for an executive officer to give or recommend a job to a relative.

Sisk said he wasn't trying to break any laws.

"For the record, I want to indicate that the intention was for someone else to make the recommendation to the board. I did not intend for it to come through my office. And, in fact, I stayed out of the process," said Sisk.

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Also at Tuesday night's meeting, the NAACP asked for Sisk's resignation.

The NAACP states there have been inconsistencies in the way Sisk has handled situations regarding the school district, including the hiring of his daughter and the firing of Tanner High School Principal Louis Gordon after two months of paid leave.

Sisk has not responded to this call for his resignation.

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