District approves supt.’s resignation

Updated : Oct 13, 2019 in Articles

District approves supt.’s resignation


THE TOWN OF CLYMER. REPORTING LIVE, BRITTNI SMALLWOOD, NEWS 4 WAKEUP … AND THIS MORNING THE EMBATTLED SUPERINTENDENT OF WARSAW CENTRAL SCHOOLS IS OUT OF A JOB. NEWS 4’S EMILY GUGGENMOS IS LIVE WITH THIS STORY. NEWS SURFACED LAST WEEK OF THE 2011 ARREST OF WARSAW SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT VALERIE BURKE. LAST NIGHT, HER EMPLOYMENT WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ENDED. ((BOB CUMMINS/WARSAW CENTRAL SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT: RESOLVE THAT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION ACCEPT AND APPROVES THE RESIGNANTION OF VALERIE K BURKE, UPON THE TERMS AGREED, EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 25, 2012.)) WITH THAT THE TENURE OF WARSAW SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT VALERIE BURKE CAME TO AN END. SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF BEFORE MAKING THE STATEMENT. THE BOARD MADE NO FURTHER COMMENT ON THE RESIGNATION. LAST WEEK NEWS 4 LEARNED THAT BURKE WAS ARRESTED FOR D-W-I BACK IN MAY 0F 2011. SHE REPORTEDLY HAD A BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL NEARLY TWICE THE LEGAL LIMIT. THIS WAS ESPECIALLY TROUBLESOME FOR ONE WOMAN IN ATTENDANCE. ((DONNA VEIHDEFFER/DRUNK DRIVING VICTIM: MY MOTHER WAS KILLED BY A DRUNK DRIVER, I WAS HIT HEAD-ON, I WAS THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE. SHE WAS KILLED ON SEPTEMBER 13TH, 1993. SHE’S SUPPOSED TO BE A ROLEMODEL FOR THESE CHILDREN AND THE TEACHERS. SHE’S PREACHING THIS, BUT SHE’S NOT PRACTICING WHAT SHE’S PREACHING)) THE PRINCIPAL AT WARSAW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WILL SERVE AS

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