/Greenville superintendent placed on paid leave during investigation

Greenville superintendent placed on paid leave during investigation

Greenville School District Superintendent Leeson TAYLOR has been placed on paid vacation as a result of an investigation into the district’s handling a video that showed a teacher sexually abusing a student with special needs. Kimberly Merchant, a Greenville school board member, said that the board made the decision Thursday night. A private investigation was also conducted by the board by an attorney into how the district dealt with a video in which a teacher pulled a student with special needs by her hair. “We are conducting an independent investigation into what happened in relation to this incident and how it was handled in the district. Merchant stated that Taylor (Taylor), was placed on leave to allow the investigation to complete. Everett Chinn, spokesperson for Greenville School District, declined to comment on Friday’s board decision. Merchant confirmed that the teacher in the video was no longer employed by the district. The board will release additional information on the teacher at a special meeting Monday. “When information becomes available, we will share it. She explained that while it is frustrating, we must be mindful of what we share._x000D