Carmel school board approves policy banning romantic relationships with subordinates

CARMEL, Ind. – The Carmel Clay School Board has voted to approve a new policy banning romantic relationships with subordinates in the workplace.

Under the new policy, district employees who engage in those types of relationships could be fired.

The decision comes two months after the district’s superintendent, Dr. Nicholas Wahl, and human resource director, Corrine Middleton, suddenly resigned earlier this year.

The board president said their relationship was part of the board’s review earlier in the year.

“We conducted a leadership review earlier this year, and  during that review we found that this was a policy that needed to be updated, and so we updated the policy,” said Vice President Pamela Knowles.