Superintendent Suspended, Board Doesn't Disclose Why

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    Reasons remain unclear after an area school district suspended its leader.

    The Reading School Board retroactively voted Tuesday to approve the five-day unpaid suspension of the district's superintendent.

    The Reading Eagle reports Carlinda Purcell served the suspension last week and the board approved it by a 7-1 vote. Board President Pierre V. Cooper wouldn't disclose the reason for the suspension, saying it was a personnel matter.

    Cooper said that each board member got to give input before the suspension was decided upon, reported the paper.

    Purcell returned to work Monday and attended Tuesday's school board meeting. She declined to comment on the suspension, but says her contract that stipulates her salary cannot be reduced.

    She's in the second year of a five-year contract that pays her $175,000 annually.
     

     


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