Glenwood principal takes resignation deal


March 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

GLENWOOD, Iowa (AP) – The high school principal for the Glenwood Community School District has made a deal with administrators and resigned her post. Television station KETV says Kerry Newman’s resignation was accepted by the Glenwood school board, Monday night.

Newman had been on leave since Jan. 18th from her job at Glenwood Community High School. The board had cited four reasons for seeking her ouster: an inappropriate relationship with a district employee, poor judgment, inappropriate use of resources and being an ineffective role model. Newman had said the allegations are false.

As part of the deal, the district will pay Newman $40,000 and give her access to some of her work while she was principal. Newman and the district agree not to disparage each other.