The T.W. Josey High School band director accused of sexually harassing students tendered his resignation today. A hearing for Dr. Charles Smith was scheduled for 10 this morning. Dr. Smith, through his attorney Jack Long, reached an agreement with Richmond County school officials that included his resignation, effective May 30, 2002. Under the terms of the agreement, Dr. Smith will serve a 30-day suspension and will be allowed to fulfill the remainder of his contract this year with the school system as an assistant in the transportation department.
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T.W. Josey High School's band director, who had been accused by students of sexually harassment, tendered his resignation Monday. The Richmond County Board of Education's board room was filled Monday morning for Charles Smith's personnel hearing, which was scheduled for 10 a.m. But about 90 minutes after the hearing was scheduled to begin, attorneys for both parties reached an agreement behind closed doors, which included his resignation, effective May 30.