Citing "recent threats," the Field Board of Education has canceled its meeting on Monday.
Field Board of Education president Terry Kettering released a brief statement late Saturday night announcing that the meeting will not be held.
"Due to the recent threats made against one or more of the board members and to ensure the safety of everyone involved, the Field Board of Education meeting on Monday, Feb. 25, has been cancelled. It is hoped that a cooling down period will allow the community and the board to work for the betterment of our school district."
Kettering could not be reached to find out what kind of "threats" had allegedly been made.
On Feb. 12, the board accepted the resignation of Superintendent Beth Coleman, effective at the end of her contract on July 31. At that meeting, Coleman admitted that she did not want to resign, and angry residents said Kettering and board members Allyson Westover and Donna Karg should step down instead.
All three board members have terms that expire at the end of 2013. Ohio law does not permit them to be recalled.
Coleman remains the superintendent until July 31, which is the end of her contract. A statement by the board states that she "holds continuing contract status as a teacher in the District and retains this status." It is unclear whether Coleman, who was once a middle school principal and assistant superintendent with the district, will return to teaching at Field.
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