Low rating given Supt; still Athletic Director

 

CAPAC — Following a closed session of nearly three hours, the Capac school board has subsequently taken action to remove Jeff Terpenning as the superintendent of the district.

According to minutes from a special meeting held November 7, after opening the meeting, the board went into the closed session for superintendent’s evaluation at 7:25 p.m.

On a roll call vote of 7-0, the motion passed. A special note was added to the minutes, stating the “Superintendent declined to attend meeting.”

After coming back in to open session just before 10 p.m., it was moved and seconded that the Board approve the Superintendent’s evaluation be rated as ineffective at 1.4 on a scale of 0 – 5.

A roll call vote of board members resulted in a unanimous decision to approve the evaluation as rated.

Terpenning was in his sixth year as the top administrator in the district. He was heavily involved with preparing a successful bond proposal that was passed, clearing the way for many improvements throughout the district.

At the start of this year, in a move to help with financial issues in the district, Terpenning also assumed the athletic director role with no additional pay and also took a pay cut.

According to the school’s website, he remains as athletic director and is also listed as “administrative staff.”

The school’s website shows Dr. Amy Nelson has assumed the title of interim superintendent, in addition to her duties as high school principal and the district’s curriculum director.

James D. Crane, Capac School Board President, did not comment on the matter through an email request for information from the Tri-City Times as of press time Tuesday.

In a letter to district families dated November 27, both Crane and the interim superintendent said there has been a “shift in leadership” and it will “remain in place for the forseeable future.”