Fairbanks school board fires superintendent

Tools

by Your Alaska Link News Team

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board has fired Superintendent Pete Lewis for what it says was incompetence.

Reports say Lewis has five days to appeal. He told the newspaper he's exploring all options.

School board members say the firing was related to a "total failure of leadership" in investigating and retaining employees, including how Lewis handled allegations of sexual abuse by a tutor at a district high school.

Board President Heidi Haas says a culture developed under Lewis' leadership that caused allegations of employee misconduct to be ignored or dealt with haphazardly.

They also accused him of putting the district at risk of violating labor laws by allowing an employee to work off the clock.

Lewis has been on paid administrative leave since April 7.

Add a comment

Name:

Comment: 1000 Characters Left

Coastal Television | AK News, Weather and Sports | and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.