Merrill School District’s top two administrators have resigned.
School Board President Jen Seliger confirmed that the board received the letters of resignation from Superintendent Wally Liepart and Assistant Superintendent Michele Jahnke. “What I can tell you about today’s developments is that Mr. Liepart and Ms. Yahnke both resigned from the district effective immediately.”
The school board will meet Tuesday night to formally accept the resignations, and begin discussions on how to hire replacements. Both Liepart and Jahnke had been on paid leave, while a district investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct was pending.
Seliger would not comment on the reason for the investigation, but did indicate the resignations would halt the need for it to move forward. School officials had previously stated that the investigation did not involve actions with students and did not involve law enforcement.
Director of Pupil Services John Sample is currently serving as the acting superintendent of the school district.