On Thursday, administrators in scandal-plagued Prosper Independent School District notified a select group of parents that the district’s high-profile cheerleading coach, who has been the target of complaints alleging inappropriate behavior, will no longer head the high school cheer program.

But officials refuse to say whether he is still employed by the district.

An email addressed to “PHS Cheer Families” said that Cameron Jones “will no longer be the head cheer coach at Prosper High School.”

Many parents cheered the news.

For months, multiple cheer moms have been pursuing grievances about inappropriate behavior by Jones, but their complaints were dismissed by the district, which has a history of sweeping scandals under the rug.

However, the email was unclear about Jones’ status within the district.

Texas Scorecard asked the district administration to clarify whether Jones is still employed by Prosper ISD.

The district replied, “We do not respond to questions regarding individual employees.”

These latest unanswered questions come as Prosper ISD parents are still waiting for results of an “independent investigation” into the district’s cover-up of a months-long sex abuse scandal, in which a bus driver sexually molested two elementary school girls for an entire school year.

Parents only learned about the abuse allegations after the girls’ family filed a lawsuit in August accusing the district of negligence.

The girls’ mother claims in the suit that Superintendent Holly Ferguson suggested she keep quiet “so as not to attract media attention to her family or Prosper ISD staff.”

At several recent school board meetings, public comments about the sex abuse scandal have referenced allegations about misbehavior by Jones and other district staff that have also been swept under the rug.

In addition to coaching cheerleaders at Prosper ISD, “Coach Cam” runs a private business offering cheer training, life coaching, and motivational speaking.

Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson is a Senior Journalist for Texas Scorecard, reporting on state and local issues, events, and government actions that impact people in communities throughout Texas and the DFW Metroplex. A native Texan, Erin grew up in the Houston area and now lives in Collin County.