HULL — The Hull School Committee announces that Superintendent Michael Devine has taken a leave of absence and has been relieved of his duties pending the outcome of a School Committee meeting in executive session scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Devine’s status as superintendent will be the subject of review during the meeting. The leave of absence and contractually-obligated school committee meeting comes amidst allegations of recent personal misconduct by Devine brought forward to the school committee.
As a result, the school district has taken the following actions:
- The Hull School Committee is retaining an independent outside investigator through John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC and its Standards Division to conduct an administrative review of the facts and circumstances. The review will look at any possible policy violations.
- The Hull Police Department has also been notified of the matter.
- Assistant Superintendent Judith Kuehn has assumed the role of Acting Superintendent.
- The district is in contact with its outside labor relations legal counsel.
Kuehn has served the district for more than 12 years in numerous roles including Director of Student Services and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development.
As this is a personnel matter, additional information cannot be released at this time.
Correction: This press release previously omitted that John Guilfoil Public Relations LLC was hired to facilitate the administrative review.