A school superintendent in suburban Detroit has been suspended without pay for five days for serving champagne during a celebration for two retiring educators.
The school year was over last June in Dearborn Heights District 7 and no students were in the building. But the school board says Jennifer Mast violated a policy prohibiting alcohol on school property.
Mast says it was “completely innocent.” She says a dozen adults drank half of a bottle of champagne.
Several teachers spoke on Mast’s behalf Wednesday, but the school board didn’t reopen the matter. Mast says her suspension is longer than a three-day suspension that was given to a past superintendent who made an error costing thousands of dollars.