Superintendent resigns after months-long investigation - WNEM TV 5

Superintendent resigns after months-long investigation

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ITHACA, MI (WNEM) -

The months-long investigation into a school superintendent has ended with his resignation.

Heidi Herrick has two young girls in the Ithaca School District. She said she’s happy to hear the former Superintendent Nathan Bootz has resigned.

"It's just kind of scary having someone like that in your school and he's watching your young children like that – he shouldn't be there," Herrick said.

Bootz was placed on paid administrative leave back in August.

It came just days after reports surfaced that he had been sending inappropriate messages to a teen student.

Herrick said she’s heard the same thing from some of the high school girls that she works with.

"That's inappropriate. You should not be texting children in school or out of school and apparently some of the stuff he said was pretty inappropriate," Herrick said.

Corinne Netzley is serving as the interm-superintendent for the district. Netzley said the school board agreed Monday night it was best for Bootz to resign.

“The resignation is effective immediately,” Netzley said.

Netzley said the board has been investigating Bootz for months, but the reasons why haven't been disclosed.

The information is now being passed on to the Michigan State Police.

“For them to determine whether or not there's any additional activity that needs to be investigated,” Netzley said.

TV5 filed a FOIA request on Tuesday for the school board’s investigation into Bootz.

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