Otwell’s principal placed on leave

From local sources

OTWELL — Otwell Elementary Principal Rick Fears has been placed on administrative leave by the Pike County School Corp.

Superintendent Suzanne Blake said Fears was notified in mid-July that he was being placed on administrative leave. She indicated the action is pending a review of a matter she declined to discuss because it involves a personnel issue.

In a brief official statement, Blake indicated the corporation will post an interim principal in the building “to ensure the school year is started properly and students’ needs are met.”

The first day of school for Pike County students is Friday of next week.

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