Letter to the Editor: Superintendent’s behavior questioned

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By The Staff

I have recently become involved in a very unpleasant situation at Owen County schools.

There have been events in the last two weeks that have hopefully opened the eyes of those in charge and with any luck by the time this letter prints, (Mark Cleveland) will have been removed from his position as superintendent of Owen County schools.

Furthermore, there are pending complaints against him which will hopefully result in his arrest and possibly the revocation of his endorsements to teach or be an administrator in the state of Kentucky. These allegations are serious and should not be taken lightly by either the police, county attorney or those who have (allegedly) been threatened by Mr. Cleveland.

During a meeting with him on Thursday, April 29, I felt verbally and physically intimidated by the manner in which he approached me and my 4-year-old son. I don’t feel this behavior is appropriate on any level and seriously hope the proper authorities will take appropriate action.

If you have not done so already, I encourage everyone to call the school board members and share your concerns with them regarding this situation or others.

Also, if you have ever had a personal encounter with Mr. Cleveland that you feel should be known, please contact me and I will forward your complaint to the Education Professional Standards Board in Frankfort or you may send it directly to: Alicia Sneed, Education Professional Standards Board, 100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601. It is very important that they receive any and all complaints regarding Mr. Cleveland both from parents and teacher/administrators so that they can have the proper documentation required to take action and prevent him from being able to continue to possibly threaten, intimidate or menace anyone else either in Owen County or in the state of Kentucky.

Kitty Cammack