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Perry Co. school officials are denying allegations of misconduct

WYMT is reporting Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday has accusing three members of the Perry County Board of Education of interfering with the state's education recovery plan.

Holliday sent letters to board members James Ritchie and Charlene Miller and Chairman John Combs.

The three board members are all accused of ordering officials at Perry County Central High School to reinstitute breaks during the school day - a violation of the state's turnaround plan for the school.

Miller is also accused of violating the plan by asking the Educational Recovery staff to buy textbooks.

Another board member, James Ritchie, is accused of threatening Perry Central's principal, Neal Feltner.

Ritchie is also accused of threatening to dock the pay of one school district employee.

He denied all of the Holliday's accusations.

Ritchie said "The allegations against me are absolutely not true. And I intend to advise Commissioner Holliday that there is no truth to the allegations."

Board member Jerry Wayne Stacy said in a statement, "The things in these allegations are completely contrary to anything I have seen out of my fellow board members."

Filed under: Perry Co. | Schools


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