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Greendale Schools superintendent resigns, accused of using district-issued credit card for personal purchases

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GREENDALE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Greendale Board of Education has accepted the resignation of Dr. Gary Kiltz from his position as superintendent of Greendale Schools, according to a press release Monday, Oct. 28.

The district says an investigation documented a pattern of use of his district-issued credit card for personal purchases.

Kiltz has agreed to reimburse the district. It's unclear how much he owes.

“While the request for resignation is not reflective of Dr. Kiltz’s performance in important areas of district goal setting and strategic planning, student learning and achievement, equity and inclusion initiatives, or the facilities referendum, his actions are a violation of the trust between the office of the superintendent and the public,” said Mr. Joe Crapitto, president of the Greendale Board of Education. “Dr. Kiltz has not upheld his fiduciary responsibilities to the district and community.”

According to the Greendale School District, the Board of Education will develop a search process in the coming weeks. During the interim, the district will be led by Kim Amidzich, Director of Curriculum & Instruction.

Kiltz joined Greendale Schools as superintendent in July 2016.

It's been a challenging year at Greendale High School -- from students saying the use of the N-word makes them feel unsafe, to a video of a student repeating racial slurs, and last week racist graffiti was discovered in a school bathroom. 

The district introduced an action plan earlier in October to challenge discrimination in all forms, while focusing on race and racism.

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