Dear SPS colleagues,
I am writing to let you know that Ron English, General Counsel, has been
placed on paid administrative leave.
Administrative leave is not disciplinary in nature. It is an
employer-directed removal of a staff member from the regular work
environment for an indefinite period of time. The leave is used to support
a fair, timely, and thorough investigation involving employee conduct. When
an employee is placed on paid administrative leave, there is to be no
contact between the individual and district personnel and/or students and
As this is a personnel issue, the district cannot comment publicly on the
matter. We encourage staff to do the same in order to respect the rights of
the individual on leave as well as protect the integrity of the investigation.
Assistant General Counsel John Cerqui will lead the legal department during
Dr. Larry Nyland, Superintendent