Acting superintendent named
The superintendent of the Basehor-Linwood school district last week was directed to take vacation, until further notice.
At last week's board meeting, members adopted a resolution telling David Pendleton to immediately begin vacation, in light of the fact that Pendleton has accumulated about 63.5 days of vacation and because his wife has a serious illness.
"Superintendent Pendleton is authorized and directed to immediately commence the use of his accumulated vacation for the purposes mentioned above and to continue on vacation until further notice from the board," the resolution said.
The resolution was adopted by a unanimous vote of the seven-member board following an executive session.
Kerry Mueller, president of the board, said she could not comment on Pendleton's employment.
The resolution further appointed assistant superintendent Cal Cormack as acting superintendent.
Cormack said Tuesday that Pendleton's "status in the district is something that's being discussed with the board, and I'm not privy to those discussions. I don't know what those are."
Attempts to reach Pendleton to clarify his status with the district were unsuccessful.
Pendleton began work in the district in 1989 as assistant principal at the high school. After a year, he became high school principal, and a year later, he was appointed assistant superintendent. In 1996, he was named superintendent.