Scottsdale schools Superintendent Denise Birdwell on paid leave

Feb 22, 2018 by

The Scottsdale school board unanimously voted to place embattled Superintendent Denise Birdwell on paid administrative leave Wednesday “in consideration of the best interest of the district.”

Board President Barbara Perleberg’s only other comment was “that counsel for the district proceed as directed in executive session.”

The public vote followed a long, closed-door session in which the five-member board obtained legal advice on issues related to ongoing probes into the district’s use of an outside architecture firm for school-construction projects and conflicts of interest related to the district’s former chief financial officer.

The Scottsdale Unified School District hired an outside attorney to look into the allegations in November. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office in December confirmed its investigation of the district’s use of outside contractors.

Source: Scottsdale schools Superintendent Denise Birdwell on paid leave

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