Teacher Accused of Rape
The school district started helping Cole County law officers in their investigation last October, when administrators put Roark on leave.
Superintendent Bert Kimble issued this statement:
"Teaching is a sacred trust. We hold our staff to the highest standard of professionalism, and first and foremost in that standard is providing students with a safe environment in which to learn."
The Jefferson City Board of Education will hold a termination hearing for Roark on Jan. 23.