Investigation finds former Douglas County School District superintendent did not violate policy

Tucker to begin new role in the Kentucky Department of Education

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An independent investigation into former Douglas County School District Superintendent Thomas Tucker has concluded and found Tucker did not violate any district policies, according to a statement from the district.

Tucker was placed on paid administrative leave in September while he was investigated for allegations of workplace discrimination. He resigned while on leave, citing personal and family matters.

“The investigator found that the complaint was made in good faith, but that there was no policy violation,” a district statement said.

Tucker provided a statement via text message saying he supports investigating all claims of workplace discrimination “fully and promptly.”

“I cooperated completely to ensure this issue was resolved in a timely manner,” Tucker said. “I am happy to have been cleared in this investigation and excited to get back to the work of creating better and more equitable learning experiences for students in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

Tucker has accepted a position as deputy commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Education.

The department's Commissioner of Education Jason E. Glass, former superintendent in Jefferson County, announced Tucker as the new deputy commissioner and the department's first chief equity officer on Oct. 14. Tucker starts his position there on Nov. 2.

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