Despite charges, Northeastern superintendent still on the job

Written by Angie Mason/York Daily Record | Dec 15, 2015 10:44 AM

(Manchester) -- Northeastern Superintendent Shawn Minnich remains at the helm of the district after being charged with assault and other offenses following a domestic incident.

"It's my understanding that Dr. Minnich is still working and intends to fulfill his duties as superintendent for the Northeastern School District," said Greg Gettle Sr., the school board's solicitor.

Minnich was arrested at his estranged wife's home and charged with burglary, assault and other offenses stemming from the December 4th dispute.

According to police, Minnich allegedly shattered a glass door with patio furniture and assaulted a man who is dating his estranged wife.

"At this point, these are only charges. We don't know what's going to happen down the road," Gettle said.

The issue is a personnel matter, he said, noting Minnich's estranged wife is also a district employee.

If there were any hearings in the future, the school board would have to remain fair and impartial.

Minnich has been superintendent for Northeastern School District since July 1, 2013, according to newspaper records.

Prior to that, he was the district's assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

He has worked for the district since 1996, when he was hired as an elementary teacher.

Minnich's attorney, Farley Holt, told the York Daily Record on December 11, "There's a lot more to the story. The affidavit of probable cause, of course, only tells one side of the story."

This article comes to us through a partnership between York Daily Record and WITF.

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