Mystery solved.
August 16
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Superintendent on Paid Leave
The news has been spreading throughout our community about the recent decision to put Upper Darby School District Superintendent Rick Dunlap on paid leave, but there has been no official explanation as to what prompted this decision or the short- and long-term impacts to the district. The upcoming August 16th School Board Meeting may provide some clarity, but until then, here’s a recap of recently published articles addressing the current situation.

Upper Darby superintendent put on paid leave
“When asked why Dunlap was put on leave, district spokesperson Dana Spino said it was news to her.”

Superintendent’s leave kept secret in Upper Darby
When asked if she thought it was important to tell administration, Gentile said they’ll, “find out when everybody else does.” — “We don’t even know what’s going on,” she immediately added.

Where is Upper Darby’s school superintendent?
“At the height of summer, when few people pay attention to school goings-on, Upper Darby Superintendent Richard F. Dunlap Jr. has been quietly placed on paid leave.”

Some see racial overtones in Upper Darby superintendent flap
“As the play Nice Work If You Can Get It ends its run this weekend at the district’s Performing Arts Center, the Upper Darby school board finds itself deep in a drama that is steeped in mystery and shrouded in secrecy.”

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Letter: U.D. board sought critics’ input on Dunlap’s performance

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