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Discipline proposed for Bemidji teacher

The Bemidji School Board voted unanimously Monday night to approve a resolution proposing discipline for Martin Kesler, a fifth-grade teacher at J.W. Smith Elementary School.

The vote came after the board held a closed session Monday night for preliminary considerations of allegations or charges against an employee.

Director of Human Resources Jordan Hickman said Kesler is currently on paid administrative leave.

A letter will be sent to Kesler informing him of his proposed discipline by the school district. The letter is private data until final disposition of the proposed disciplinary action.