Editor’s note: Who didn’t see this coming? “Indefinite sick leave…” What a hot mess.
The short but rocky relationship between the Reading School Board and superintendent Dr. Carlinda Purcell has come to an end.
The board voted Tuesday night to fire Purcell, effective today. Substitute superintendent Karen B. Gokay will take over as acting superintendent.
Purcell is in the second year of a five-year contract. She was paid $175,000 annually.
The board ousted Purcell by a 6-3 vote. Rebecca Acosta, Isamac-Torres Figueroa and Robert Heebner voted no.