Becton Regional High School quietly made administrative changes that took effect last summer -- its superintendent Louise Clarke was placed on paid leave, school officials said.
In early August, the Carlstadt-East Rutherford Board of Education voted not to renew Clarke's contract, which expired June 30, 2019, meeting minutes show.
Dario Sforza -- who has since been serving as acting superintendent and principal -- said Clarke was placed on paid administrative leave and declined further comment, saying it was a personal matter.
Daily Voice left two voicemails and sent one email to the school board's attorney, Dennis McKeever, Tuesday afternoon.
Sforza said the board will begin searching for a permanent replacement in the spring.
Clarke worked as a Spanish teacher at the high school for nearly 35 years before coming its first female superintendent in 2014.
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