LIMA — Lima schools have parted ways with Greg Simpson, a former Mr. Basketball in Ohio.
Simpson pleaded guilty in February to a third-degree charge of tampering with a record. A second tampering with a record charge was dismissed as part of a deal with prosecutors.
In July, Simpson was ordered to serve a 30-day jail sentence, 80 hours of community service, and be on probation for four years.
Simpson was employed by Lima schools as a Campus Protection Officer.
A resolution approved unanimously by the Lima school board Monday night indicated that “Simpson has demonstrated that he is not capable of effectively performing the functions and duties required of a Campus Protection Officer when he provided falsified drivers’ education certificates to Lima City School students and was subsequently arrested and ultimately sent to jail for this offense in July 2020.”
Simpson was given an opportunity to meet with Superintendent Jill Ackerman along with his union representatives to discuss his conduct.
During his sentencing in July, Simpson addressed the court apologizing for the “poor judgment” he exercised.
“I know what I did was wrong,” he told the judge. “I’m asking you to be allowed to help the community, to use my experiences —and my poor choices —to be a voice for my community.”
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