A suburban Philadelphia school district has brought back a former administrator to monitor its controversial superintendent.
The Cheltenham Township School Board voted Wednesday to hire ex-superintendent William Kiefer to keep tabs on Natalie Thomas' performance.
Parents, teachers and staff have questioned her leadership and she's battled with the teachers' union and administrators.
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Kiefer served as district superintendent from 2006 to 2010. Terms of his compensation were not disclosed.
Thomas did not immediately respond to a telephone message. An automated reply says her email inbox is full and can't accept new messages.
The 57-year-old St. Louis, Missouri native is paid $180,000 a year. Her four-year contract runs through the end of the 2016-2017 school year.
The Cheltenham Township School District serves about 4,500 students.