Portage Superintendent Suspended

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PORTAGE, Mich. – Portage Public Schools reports that Superintendent Ric Perry has been suspended.

The board of education began investigating reports that Dr. Perry had an inappropriate relationship with a district employee, the board determined that he violated district regulations and breached his contract.

Attorneys for the board and Dr. Perry were unable to reach an agreement to separate from the district, so they immediately suspended him with pay.

The board is moving forward immediately with a national search to find a replacement.

Rob Olson will be interim superintendent for the district. He has previously served as assistant superintendent since July 2011.

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5 comments

  • Wow

    Didn't Bill Clinton have an inappropriate relationship when he was in office? I believe he wasn't suspended from his position. If Mr. Perry is married with children that would be scary enough explaining and asking for forgiveness from your family and friends. Hhhmmm… Micro managing I would say. No, Mr. Perry I do not approve of your actions, but come on Board of Ed, is that really a judgmental thing on your part. Let the man live his life. I didn't see the word Sexual Harassment anywhere in this article. Move on!

  • 2013worldseries

    Sort of a mixed message by getting suspended with pay but losing his job? Kind of silly don't ya think? But this is an overraction to the situation.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t feel this is news really? When we have a nutcases in this world gunning down our children like poor CT that’s news.It’s his business and the women involved.They are two consenting adults.Yes if it were a student I would fully agree to the harshest punishment.But these two are adults no one was hurt.I don’t agree with his suspension.It’s should have never made the news.