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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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  • SilenceDogood img 2013-07-17 14:12

    So let me get this strait. The State Auditor General in his recently released audit that the Reading School District's "ineffective governance has prevented it from meeting it primary mission of effectively educating its students through the judicious use of citizen tax dollars and that the district has failed to effectively track expenditures and revenues, leading to a lack of financial accountability for its tax dollars" and the Board, which has governed the school district and hired this superintendent last year, after abusing four previous acting and interim superintendents now finds fault with another. This board needs to look in the mirror. They are the problem! See www.auditorgen.state.pa.us/Reports/School/schReadingSD050213.pdf

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