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Flint superintendent on administrative leave effective immediately

According to the Flint Community Schools Board of Education, the district decided to place the superintendent Bilal Tawwab, assistant superintendent Shawn Merriweather and general counsel on administrative leave effective immediately. (WEYI/WSMH)

FLINT, Mich. -- According to the Flint Community Schools Board of Education the district decided to place the superintendent Bilal Tawwab, assistant superintendent Shawn Merriweather and general counsel Gwendolyn A. de Jongh on administrative leave effective immediately.

The district released the following statement:

“The Flint Community Schools Board of Education has decided to move forward immediately in the process of identifying the next leader for the District. As part of this process, today the District placed the superintendent, assistant superintendent and general counsel on administrative leave effective immediately. The Board will take action tomorrow night during a special public board meeting regarding the appointment of a recommended interim superintendent, and will take the appropriate steps to begin the search process for a permanent superintendent.”
Security was on-site as standard human resources protocol, but was not engaged in escorting anyone from the building.
- Ms. Wright, the Board President.
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