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Pioneer puts superintendent on leave

Education association had 'no confidence'


February 10, 2022

Gordon Weeks

Pioneer School District Superintendent Jill Diehl, center in October 2020, was placed on paid administrative leave by the Pioneer school board Feb. 4.

The Pioneer School Board on Friday placed Superintendent Jill Diehl on paid administrative leave and named former Southside Schools Superintendent Doris Bolender as the acting superintendent.

The move came almost two months after the Pioneer Education Association presented a vote of "no confidence" on Diehl to the board. Four

members of the five-member board voted for the actions, with Dwayne Kipple abstaining.

"The board is pleased to have Ms. Bolender available to assume this important appointed role," Pioneer School Board President Susan Day wrote in an email to the Shelton-Mason County...

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