Jac-Cen-Del School Board Fires Superintendent

June 25, 2014
By

School board members voted 3-0 to remove Superintendent Dr. Leanna Phillippe from her position Tuesday.

School board members voted 3-0 to remove Superintendent Dr. Leanna Phillippe from her position Tuesday.

The superintendent of Jac-Cen-Del Community Schools was fired Tuesday night after the board held a special session.

Three of the five school board members unanimously agreed to relieve Dr. Leanna Philippe of her job duties. One board member refrained from voting and another was not present at the meeting.

Forty-five local residents packed the library of Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School on Tuesday evening.

The public meeting was adjourned just minutes after it began, as several crowd members expressed frustration they were unable to speak to the board or get an explanation of why the superintendent was being fired prior to the decision being handed down.

A school board must advertise a public meeting to legally make a decision such as terminating the contract of a superintendent. The statute does not dictate they must field questions from crowd members.

School board members affirmed that a report will soon be released which will detail the allegations against Phillippe.

Board member Deanna Young held back tears expressing to the crowd, “This has not been easy. This has been very tough. I have known Leanna almost all of my life. So, as you sit out there and you are mad, and I understand that, this has been very very hard.”

“This is how it has to be done. I know if I was out there I would be mad too.”

Former Jac-Cen-Del Superintendent Bill Narwold has accepted the school corporations lead administrator position on an interim basis.

Check back on Country 103.9 WRBI and wrbiradio.com for the latest on this story.

Listen Live

Upcoming Events

Nov
5
Wed
6:00 am God’s Bright Treasures Ministry ...
God’s Bright Treasures Ministry ...
Nov 5 @ 6:00 am – Nov 24 @ 6:00 pm
God’s Bright Treasures Ministry is collecting 7,500 pairs of shoes to raise funds for our center, to help those in need and to keep shoes from going into the landfills. We are asking for the community’s help to accomplish this. We have already collected 2,600 pairs so far! God’s Bright Treasures is a non-profit child care facility in Bright, Indiana. We have a shoe collection box at the business of Quality Auto Mart at 7307 St. Rd. 46 E., Batesville, IN 47041 or they can bring their shoes to our location at 25365 State Line Road, Bright, IN 47025. Please clean out your unwanted, gently worn, used shoes and donate them. If you, or a local organization, are interested in learning more about this opportunity, you may contact Karen Stall or Mary Ann Cannon by phone at 812-637-6830 or email Karen@godsbrighttreasures.org or maryann@godsbrighttreasures.org.
Nov
14
Fri
9:00 am Holiday Shop Til You Drop @ Batesville Chamber Office
Holiday Shop Til You Drop @ Batesville Chamber Office
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – Nov 21 @ 5:00 pm
Shop Til You Drop! November 14th-21st Punch cards available at the Chamber office and online at www.batesvillein.com. This gives you a whole week to get your card punched all around town and more time to shop! Sign up at each participating businesses for chances to win prizes. Completed punch cards will be entered for grand prize drawing!  
Nov
16
Sun
12:00 pm American Red Cross Blood Donatio... @ Southeastern Indiana
American Red Cross Blood Donatio... @ Southeastern Indiana
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm
Efforts to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients during the holiday season are underway. Patients don’t get a holiday from needing donated blood! How to donate blood Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.   Places to donate: redcross

View Calendar