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School board: Northwestern superintendent OK to return to work

Published: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 10:16 AM
By: Parker Perry

The Northwestern superintendent can return to work Feb. 1, following more than two months off the job.

Jesse Steiner was placed on paid administrative leave Dec. 21 but had been paid not to report to work since Nov. 27.

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The Northwestern Board of Education met during a special board of education meeting Wednesday and voted unanimously on a resolution that says both that Steiner acted inappropriately but that he would be allowed to go back to work.

“The board has determined that Mr. Steiner did act on a number of occasions in a verbally aggressive, intimidating and angry manner toward others in the workplace,” the resolution says. “Whereas, the board has determined that Mr. Steiner’s conduct is unacceptable, in violation of board policy, and warrants formal discipline.”

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The agenda says Steiner will be given a letter of formal discipline on Wednesday but then will be permitted to return to work Feb. 1.

Steiner was not immediately available for comment.