West metro integration school district superintendent reinstated

Friday, June 14, 2013

The board of a west metro integration school district voted late Wednesday to summon back its superintendent from the paid leave it put him on in January to investigate unspecified allegations.

The West Metro Education Program board voted just before midnight and without explanation to reinstate Daniel Jett after meeting in a closed session. But it also voted to bolster its administrative ranks by retaining part time the woman who has subbed as district chief since Feb. 4.

The board’s move punctuates but does not totally end the intrigue that has engulfed the district’s leadership for four and a half months.  The allegations against Jett were raised by Kevin Bennett, principal of the small district’s two schools, according to Bennett’s lawyer. Now they’ll be forced to work together.

Read more