2018-01-11 / News

Investigation being conducted concerning Bentley superintendent

BY TANYA TERRY
810-452-2645 • tterry@mihomepaper.com

BURTON — Bentley Community Schools board president Elaine Beckelic confirmed Jan. 2, the district’s superintendent, Chris Arrington, was placed on a non-disciplinary paid leave of absence as of Dec. 4.

Beckelic said Arrington’s leave was due to a pending investigation into job-related issues under the district’s whistleblower policy.

The school board voted to name Bentley Middle School principal Christine Brockman as the acting superintendent.

When asked about how she felt about being named acting superintendent of the district, Brockman said she had no comment, saying she was instructed not to talk about the matter.

Arrington was chosen by the board by unanimous vote as the district’s superintendent in July 2016. He previously served as the director of instruction in the Port Huron Area District. More than twenty people had applied to become the district’s superintendent.

Former Bentley Community Schools superintendent Rebeckah Dupuis was been placed on administrative leave during an investigation earlier in 2016. The Bentley Community Schools Board of Education later said the allegations of Dupuis having a sexual encounter with another employee at the school were unsubstantiated.

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