Ric Perry

6:26 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Portage hears from public on superintendent search

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Portage Superintendent Ric Perry resigned January 14th. The board said an "Inappropriate relationship" with the district's Human Resources Director violated his contract.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Trust worthy, integrity, a communicator, experienced, high morals, a leader, reliable, visible, involved, media savvy and honest are just some of the characteristics Portage Public Schools parents, students and the community are looking for in a new superintendent.
6:30 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Portage School Board details charges against former Superintendent

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Report says Ric Perry's affair with Patricia Koeze impacted the decision to hire her as Human Resources Director
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The Portage Public Schools Board of Education said former Superintendent Richard Perry engaged in several acts of misconduct all stemming from his "extramarital affair" with the district's former human resources director. The board on Tuesday approved and released a four-page list of charges against Perry that said represented a "material breach" of his contract and led to his suspension in December.
6:33 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Portage Schools Human Resources Director resigns after starting job in Muskegon

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Koeze has been identified as the employee involved in a relationship with former Superintendent Ric Perry who resigned last week.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Patricia Koeze has submitted her resignation as Portage Public Schools' human resources director, Portage school officials said Monday, hours after they learned Koeze had started a new job in Muskegon without telling them. "Dr. Koeze has tendered her 'involuntary resignation' effective immediately," said a statement issued by the Portage Public Schools late Monday.
7:52 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

Portage Administrator at center of superintendent controversy starts job with Muskegon charter school

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Patricia Koeze was recently identified as having been in a relationship with Superintendent Ric Perry. That led to Perry resigning "under protest" last week.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Patricia Koeze started Jan. 14 as superintendent of a Muskegon charter school, but that's news to school officials at Portage Public Schools, where Koeze remains on the payroll as human resources director. Koeze was hired by the management company of Waypoint Academy in Muskegon to be the school's superintendent, said Jim Fisher, president of the Waypoint board.
2:22 pm
Sun January 20, 2013

Attorney says misconduct charges against Perry don't involve financial impropriety

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Perry's resignation was accepted by the Portage School Board last week. An arbitration hearing will decide if Perry gets any severance from the district.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Misconduct charges leveled against former Portage Superintendent Ric Perry by the school district do not involve allegations of "financial illegality or abuse of public funds," Perry's attorney says. Christopher Morris of Kalamazoo contacted MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette by email on Saturday in response to a story posted Friday about Perry's relationship with Patricia Koeze, the district's human resources director.

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