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Fairbanks school board places superintendent on leave

By Associated Press 11:30 AM April 8, 2014

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

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/1kGVMpT) reports Pete Lewis will step aside and that an assistant superintendent, Karen Gaborik (gah-BOR’-ik), 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.

Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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