Nichols to rename Dann Memorial Ice Rink

Posted at 2:15 PM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-02 14:18:59-05

The Nichols School Board of Trustees has approved a request to remove the Dann name from its memorial ice rink.

The request was made by the Dann Family after an independent investigation found former teacher E. Webster Dann had inappropriate relations with male students from the 1970s through 2001. One of the boys was as young as 12, the report said.  

Dann died last year. The rink was named in honor of the Dann family - longtime supporters of Nichols - and not E. Webster Dann himself. 

A Change.org petition requesting Nichols remove the Dann name from the ice rink has gathered more than a thousand signatures. The petition also asks the private school to rededicate and rename the E. Webster Dann 8th Grade Award. No decision has been made on the status of the award.