Dr. Carlinda Purcell, superintendent of the Reading School District, wasn’t at work last week.
She wasn’t sick, and she wasn’t enjoying a vacation.
Instead, Purcell was serving a five-day unpaid suspension handed down by the Reading School Board.
The board voted 7-1 on Tuesday night to retroactively approve the suspension, with Robert F. Heebner Jr. voting no. Yvonne L. Stroman was absent.