Michigan school superintendent suspended for serving champagne at retirement party

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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.
  

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