Complaints Against Mendell Dropped 

Two complaints filed against public school social worker Don Mendell have been dismissed.Mendell has been a school social worker and student counselor at Nokomis regional high school for 23 years.The complaints claimed that Mendell violated the social workers’ professional code of ethics by appearing in the fall of 2009, urging Mainers to support the “vote yes on one” campaign, which defeated Maine’s gay marriage law.The board of social worker licensure in Gardiner ruled to dismiss the claims.