Published: Thursday, December 5th, 2013
The Custer School District Board of Education accepted the resignation of superintendent Scott Lepke during its Wednesday, Nov. 27, morning meeting which was called to process information found from an evaluation process.
The resignation, effective Dec. 5, was presented to the board before the results from the evaluation were discussed, with no reason given for the resignation.
As a result of the resignation and acceptance, the board did not continue through the process of the evidentary hearing to determine whether Lepke would be reinstated to his position as superintendent or whether some continued form of displinary action was required.
The matters being looked into by the board were not criminal in nature, according to school attorney Tracy Kelley.
The board is seeking an interim superintendent while the application process for a full-time replacement will start as soon as the package preparation can be completed. Until an interim superintendent can be selected, board president Tom Martin and business manager Lisa Fluck will supervise daily activities.
Payroll and accounts manager Erica Van Horn is still under evaluation and remains on administrative leave with pay. She and Lepke were both put on administrative leave by the board Nov. 20. The board will discuss her status further at their next meeting Monday, Dec. 9.
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