Oregon superintendent ousted after affair, anonymous letter

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon school superintendent has lost her job amid suspicion that she wrote an anonymous letter that was critical of a teacher.

The Register-Guard reports the South Lane School Board unanimously approved a motion Tuesday that ousted Krista Parent from her position and appointed Kyle Tucker as acting superintendent.

Board members took the action after a handwriting expert concluded that an unsigned letter given to them last year was probably written by Parent. The letter praised Parent as a “pillar of the community” and criticized a Cottage Grove High School teacher who was married to an employee with whom the superintendent was having an affair.

Parent did not offer comment at the meeting.

Parent served as the district superintendent for the past 16 years. She will officially retire June 30.