Baker's superintendent plans retirement
BAKER - The community school system here will be searching for a new leader.
Two agenda items deal with the retirement of current superintendent Ulysses Joseph. Joseph is anticipating retiring on May 28. Joseph has been superintendent since January 2011.
The board will meet in a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the retirement and to begin the search for a new superintendent.
Joseph stonewalled WBRZ Monday on a story relating to the arrest of an employee who he directly oversaw. Emmitt Whitfield faces theft charges and is accused of charging $127,000 worth of purchases to the school system credit card over two years. Whitfield was arrested most recently last week and resigned last year. He was also arrested in December. Joseph was typically the person who approved purchases Whitfield made and police told WBRZ News 2, they are frustrated the superintendent wasn't more responsible in tracking the purchasing.
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