School board places superintendent on leave

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

The Fairbanks North Star School Board has placed its superintendent on administrative leave.

Reports say Pete Lewis will step aside and that an assistant superintendent, Karen Gaborik , will work as acting interim superintendent.

The district announced the move Monday night in a brief press release. No reason was given for the change in the terse announcement put out at 10:37 p.m.

The announcement says the change was not a disciplinary action and did not result from any determination of wrongdoing.

The announcement was issued after the board met in a session closed to the public. The stated reason for the meeting was to discuss a personnel investigation and potential claims against the district.