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Mesa Public Schools superintendent placed on leave

Ember Conley (Mesa Public Schools Photo)

PHOENIX — The superintendent of Mesa Public Schools was placed on nondisciplinary administrative leave Monday.

The school district’s governing board voted to place Ember Conley on paid leave at a special morning meeting.

“This is something we have been working hard and diligently (on) to do the right thing,” board President Elaine Miner said at the meeting, which was posted online.

“That is, of course, our focus,” she said.

Deputy Superintendent Andi Fourlis will lead the district for the time being.

Conley was the superintendent of Park City School District in Utah before coming to Mesa last year.

She has also served as a deputy superintendent, director of assessment and elementary school principal in Maricopa.

Mesa Public Schools is the largest district in the state, encompassing more than 80 schools.

No other information was immediately available.

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