School board terminates Pike County principal - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

School board terminates Pike County principal


The principal of Otwell Elementary in Pike County was terminated on Tuesday night by the school board. 

In a findings of fact presented to the board by the superintendent, Principal Rick Fears is accused of neglect of duty for not adhering to guidelines for teacher evaluations, for falsifying the attendance records of 15 students, insubordination, and for altering data for a state report and unprofessional conduct.

Fears has been on leave since August 1. A permanent replacement has not been named.

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