New Town Public School superintendent placed on administrative leave

Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 6:14 PM CST
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NEW TOWN, N.D. – The New Town Public School Board has placed Superintendent Beth Zietz on paid administrative leave.

During a special board meeting Monday afternoon, all members voted to place Zietz on paid leave pending an investigation from a outside entity.

This comes amid questions over Zietz’s actions, following an incident where a student reportedly brought a weapon to school last week.

During the meeting, a unsatisfactory superintendent evaluation was also stated as a potential reason for the investigation and placement of leave.

Zietz did mention she was involved with two other on-going investigations at the moment.

Zietz is being asked to turn in her school keys.

There will be a special meeting Tuesday evening.

The district is not holding classes all this week. A post on the district’s Facebook page from Zietz indicated the board made the decision Friday to extend Thanksgiving break and take Nov. 22-23 off as well for COVID-19 cleaning and safety checks.

Your News Leader will continue to follow this developing story.

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