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IHS principal placed on administrative leave
4/20/2012 By: Carole McWilliams
The Ignacio School Board has placed Gary Witherspoon, the principal at Ignacio High School, on paid administrative leave for the rest of the school year.
The board voted 5-0 on Thursday night to place him on leave after it had voted 3-2 not to to renew Witherspoon's contract for the next school year.
A capacity crowd filled the board room at Thursday's meeting, speaking both in support of and against Witherspoon's tenure at IHS. He has been the principal for the 2011-2012 school year.
At the end of the meeting at 11:30 p.m., the board went into executive session to discuss coaching appointments, but said it would not make a decision that night. The next school board meeting is scheduled for May 10.
Read more in next Friday's edition of the Times.