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Accused Keokuk Teacher Resigns

May 20, 2013

The woman being accused of sexual abuse by two former students is leaving the Keokuk School District.

The Keokuk School Board has accepted Gina Sisk's resignation as a physical education teacher and as a cross country and track & field coach.

It was included in the board's standard personnel report.  No one from the board or the administration commented on the resignation during the meeting.

Sisk was placed on paid administrative leave on March 28, 2012.

Business Manager Greg Reynolds says the district has paid Sisk at least 75-thousand dollars in salary during that time.

Sisk is being sued by two unidentified former students.

The first lawsuit was filed in Henry County last year against Sisk and the New London School District.

In it, a woman identified as Jane Doe said Sisk sexually abused her, more than ten years ago, while Doe was a student in New London.

The second lawsuit was filed in Lee County earlier this year against Sisk, the Keokuk School District and former Keokuk High School Principal Michelle Lukavsky.

Jane Doe II says she was sexually abused by Sisk, several years ago, while she was a student in Keokuk.

Sisk’s resignation takes effect at the end of the current school year.