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Romulus School Board Votes to Put Superintendent on 'Administrative Leave'

ROMULUS - The Romulus Community School Board voted late Monday to immediately place Superintendent Marjie McAnally on an "administrative leave." The school board voted in favor of the leave with a 4-2 vote, with one who didn't vote due to illness.

"The board would like to express our thanks to Superintendent McAnally for her years of service," said President Judy R. Kennard.

The board cited ongoing community concerns and a breakdown in superintendent-board relations in its decision.

"The board has decided to move in a new direction," said Edward Martell, who serves as vice president of the board. "The district needs a superintendent who shares in our vision of growth and innovation."

The school board is planning to hold a special board meeting to announce an acting superintendent on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Romulus Board of Education office, located at 36540 Grant Street.

"The board desires new leadership for all Romulus students at every level," explained Kennard.

"We are confident this move will help elevate the arts, sciences, mathematics, humanities, music, individual education planning, and student vocational skills."

We want to ask the community to have patience as we go through this transitional period, said Kennard.

"We are confident this is a right first step in turning our school district around," said Martell.

The school board consists of Kennard, Martell, Danielle Funderburg, Denisa Terrell, Theresa Beard, Ursula Wester and Debi Pyles.

For more information, contact Dawn Jamison, the district's chief communications officer at 734-652-6193 or [email protected].


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