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Potter-Dix Superintendent resigns following kangaroo meat uproar

 

November 1, 2018

Photo taken from the Potter-Dix website

A special Board of Education meeting was called to order last Wednesday Oct. 24 at the Potter-Dix Junior/Senior High School in Potter.

After the uproar these past few weeks with the former Head Cook Kevin Frei adding kangaroo meet into chili to be served to students, it was believed that this special meeting was referring to that incident however no where on the agenda was that item or relating items listed. Action items on the agenda included.

Strategy session to discuss litigation which is imminent as evidenced by communication of a claim or threat of litigation to or by the public body and to receive legal advise from the schools district's attorney.

Strategy session to discuss personnel procedures and to receive legal advise from the schools district's attorney.

Photo taken from the Potter-Dix website

Evaluate job performance of school employees.

According special meeting minutes the Board went into a executive session to address the action items listed above. At approximately 8:44 the closed session concluded.

Once the board returned President, Lori Biesecker, called for a motion to accept the resignation of Superintendent Mike Williams effective June 30, 2019. The vote was a unanimous 6-0.

The Board voted 5-1 in a separate motion in favor of having the secretary of the Board deliver notice of the possible cancellation of Williams contract.

Principal Jane Brown of Potter-Dix Junior/Senior High School declined to comment on further action taken.

 

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