Teacher who read Ginsberg poem resigns, but will be paid

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 19, 2015 at 1:21 p.m.



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SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) — A South Windsor High School English teacher who presented a sexually explicit poem to his class has resigned, but will continue to be paid through the 2015-16 school year.

The school district says David Olio will be on paid administrative leave until his resignation takes effect next June.

Olio was suspended after sharing the poem "Please Master" by Allen Ginsberg with an advanced placement English class on Feb. 25.

School Superintendent Kate Carter had sought to fire Olio, calling the poem "inappropriate." She noted he did not give students a chance to opt out of hearing it and did not consult with the school's administration before presenting it.

The school and Olio say the settlement was reached to prevent the issue from being a continued distraction.

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