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School superintendent suspended for plagiarism

By Associated Press
Published On: Mar 20 2013 07:40:51 AM MDT
Updated On: Mar 20 2013 01:08:42 PM MDT
Florence School Superintendent could face discipline measures
MISSOULA, Mont. -

The Florence-Carlton School District Board of Trustees has suspended its superintendent after he plagiarized an article in a school newsletter.
    
The Missoulian reports the trustees held a special meeting Monday night to suspend John McGee for 10 working days without pay.
    
A proposal to fire McGee failed in a 4-1 vote.
    
McGee has admitted he put his byline on a story earlier this year that was written by a school administrator in Georgia.
    
McGee has apologized to the board, students and the Georgia administrator whose story he plagiarized.
    
His suspension will last from March 25 until April 5. His employment contract with the school is up after this year and the board will vote before July on whether to renew the contract.