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Parents call for resignations of Susquehanna superintendents - abc27 WHTM

Parents call for resignations of Susquehanna superintendents

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Dr. Susan Kegerise Dr. Susan Kegerise
HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Parents in the Susquehanna Township School District are calling for the resignations of all three superintendents.

At a community meeting Monday night, they circulated a petition already signed by nearly 700 residents.

Parents say the school board needs to hold Dr. Susan Kegerise and her two assistant superintendents accountable for failing to call police after rumors surfaced last spring that an assistant principal and student were involved in a sexual relationship. Shawn Sharkey has since resigned from his job with the district, as a preliminary hearing is pending.

The school board cannot fire the administrators without a hefty pay-out because they're still under contract, but parents who spoke out said immediate action should be taken.

"Keep them five years being a bus monitor. Keep them five years sorting through policy papers," parent Joyce Powers said. "They can do something else. Sit in the classroom -- we have such discipline problems, we can use the extra help."

Board president John Dietrich told abc27 he can't comment on what, if any, action the board will take in the future. He said he will continue to attend community meetings to hear and address parents' concerns. Board members Carol Karl, Mark Sussman and Clifton Edwards were also in attendance.

Earlier in the evening, the school board approved a new temporary solicitor during a special board meeting.

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