School District 52 chooses to go in a different direction with Superintendent Role

Divya Gill

The School District 52 Board of Education has fired Superintendent Dr. Irene LaPierre earlier this week.  

In the statement released on Tuesday the board said  "The relationship between a Superintendent and the Board is a unique one, and after reflection, the Board of Education for School District 52 Prince Rupert has determined it wishes to go in a different direction regarding district leadership," 

LaPierre said she recognized the board's authority to have the superintendent they want and has agreed to leave immediately.

James Horne, Chair Board of Education says the staff on  board is handling the duties of a Superintendent.

He did specifiy they are currently looking for an interim superintendent

"So they need to be from the education sector and have the right qualifications, then we can hire them as a temporary."

Horne says it is challenging dealing with the pandemic still but the board remains  focused on the safety and success of all students and staff in the district. 

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