UPDATE: Langdon school business manager fired, superintendent resigns
LANGDON, N.D.--Langdon Public School's business manager has fired by the School Board, and its superintendent is leaving. Superintendent Mark Mindt confirmed the School Board voted to dismiss Terian Chaput, though the reason why she was fired was...
LANGDON, N.D.-Langdon Public School's business manager has fired by the School Board, and its superintendent is leaving.
Superintendent Mark Mindt confirmed the School Board voted to dismiss Terian Chaput, though the reason why she was fired was discussed Monday in a closed meeting and has not been made public.
Mindt said he and school staff did not know the School Board would fire Chaput before the decision nor did they know why the board members voted to dismiss her.
"It was difficult for us because it came as a surprise," he said.
Mindt, who has been with the school for less than a year, told WDAZ-TV he resigned before the board fired Chaput. He had never earned an unsatisfactory rating during his time in Langdon, but it's time to move on, he said. He cited a strained relationship with School Board President Warren Jonasson, who declined to comment.
Attempts to reach Chaput were unsuccessful.
Dawn Roppel will replace Chaput in the interim, and the school has posted an ad to fill the position, Mindt said. The timeline of hiring Chaput's replacement is unclear, but board members are likely to discuss the hiring in more detail at a special meeting scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday at Langdon Area High School.
"The school, we're doing very well through this transition," Mindt said, giving credit to his administration, teachers, staff and students. "They're understanding, and we keep moving forward as we head into our last week of school next week. Spirits are high and we are doing well here."
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