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South Spencer School Board votes not to renew superintendent’s contract

Richard Rutherford
Richard Rutherford(South Spencer Schools)
Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 4:00 PM CDT
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SPENCER CO., Ind. (WFIE) - A school board member confirms to 14 News that Superintendent Richard Rutherford’s contract will not be renewed.

The vote was made during a meeting Monday night.

In May, we reported some teachers were not happy with some position cuts made by Rutherford.

Supporters of Rutherford say a real reason wasn’t really given for why three of the five members voted not to renew him.

They say the corporation had been about $800K in the red, but Rutherford made tough decisions to get them back in the black.

“As a taxpayer and a parent, that’s something I highly respect,” said board member Matt Bunner.

Rutherford’s contract is up June 1. There’s no word on who will replace him.

Rutherford declined to comment.

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