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Reading school district superintendent suspended

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 17, 2013 5:51 AM
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(Reading) -- The Reading School Board has retroactively voted to approve the five-day suspension of the district's superintendent.

Carlinda Purcell served the suspension last week and the board approved it Tuesday, by a 7-1 vote.

Board President Pierre V. Cooper wouldn't disclose the reason for the suspension, saying it was a personnel matter.

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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