Dear Romulus Community Schools Parent and Staff Member,
Yesterday evening at the regular meeting of the Board of Education, the Board placed Superintendent Dr. Benjamin P. Edmondson on paid administrative leave pending an immediate and independent investigation into the District’s business and financial practices, and again named Sean McNatt as Interim Superintendent during the pendency of this investigation. A copy of the Board resolution is attached, which sets forth some of the reasons for the Board’s action, including concerns that relate back to material weaknesses in many of the District’s internal controls over financial reporting and legal compliance that remain to be addressed.
We know that in situations like this, it is human nature to speculate and share rumors about what is occurring. Out of respect for all involved, we ask that you talk to your student and encourage him or her to stay focused at school on their class work and learning. Our excellent staff is dedicated to supporting your student's academic experience despite the challenges posed by the COVID pandemic, and they will continue their efforts to provide a quality learning environment to enable their success.
We will keep you informed as to the status of the investigation to the extent that it is appropriate. In the meantime, please know that this situation will not distract us from our service and care of your student. If you have any questions, please feel free to call my office.
Thank you for your continued support of the students at Romulus Community Schools!
Debi Pyles, Board President
Sean R. McNatt, Interim Superintendent
Romulus Community Schools