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UPDATE: Altoona School Board sends letter to parents about Biedron's dismissal as superintendent


Altoona (WQOW) - After another closed session meeting Monday night, the Altoona school board removed Superintendent Connie Biedron from her duties, effective immediately.

Board member, David Rowe, read the board's announcement after an hour and a half long closed-session Monday night.

"Id like to make a motion effective immediately, the Altoona School Board will remove Dr. Biedron from the duties and responsibilities of the Altoona School District. Dr. Biedron will be temporarily re-assigned till the next step can be taken," Rowe read.

Following the announcement, attendees of the meeting began to clap and cheer. School board president, Robin Elvig, then went on to say the following statement.

"I want you to all stop now, this has been a highly emotional three months for all of us okay? I can't reiterate, all eyes are on us right now and we need to act respectful to all involved. We want to take this district further and we want to make this district healthy again," Elvig said.

School board president Robin Elvig made the announcement Monday just before 9 p.m. 

Biedron is no longer active as the superintendent, but she is will remain in the district, temporarily re-assigned until further steps are taken.

The board is still negotiating terms of her departure, and they plan to release information to school district staff in the morning.

Mike Markgren will take over the administrative responsibilities for the district temporarily. Before taking over Biedron's duties, Markgren was the district's Business Manager.

News 18 reached out to Markgren and all of the board members on Tuesday following the meeting, to get reaction and to find out what the board's next steps will be. News 18 has yet to hear back from any of them at this time. 


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