Ron Dailey to appear in court Jan. 14

Staff reports

PENN YAN — Ronald Dailey, the Penn Yan Middle School teacher who faces felony charges in connection with about $7,300 in missing funds from special activities accounts in the school, is scheduled to appear in Penn Yan Village Court on Monday, Jan. 14.

Dailey, a tenured seventh grade social studies teacher, is suspended from his position with pay, an action the Penn Yan Central School District Board of Education took during Christmas break.

Howard Dennis, the school district’s assistant superintendent says the teaching duties have been taken on by a substitute teacher who is certified.

Suspensions with pay are part of the due process procedures that are included in state regulations for tenured teachers and administrators.

Dailey, also a former Peenn Yan Village Trustee, was arrested by the Penn Yan Village Police Department on Dec. 27 and charged with third degree grand larceny, a class D felony and 10 counts of falsifying business records, class E felonies.

His name has also been connected to an investigation into funds missing from the Sheldon Hose?Company of the Penn Yan Fire Department.