District: Principal put on leave after drunken driving arrests

Oregon High School principal arrested 3 times in December, letter says
District: Principal put on leave after drunken driving arrests

Oregon High School’s principal has been put on administrative leave after being arrested three times in December on suspicion of drunken driving, according to a letter sent by Superintendent Brian Busler to parents Monday.

The school’s principal, Kelly Meyers, had been on medical leave since the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, officials said. She told school officials she would be returning on Feb. 1, but after finding out about the arrests officials put her on administrative leave.

Oregon School District officials said the district learned about the incidents last week. They said they were concerned and immediately put Meyers on administrative leave.

Officials said the district is conducting an internal investigation to appropriately address the matter.

Jason Wilhelm will continue in the role of the interim principal through the end of the school year, the letter said.

Officials said Meyers will remain on administrative leave pending an investigation into the arrests.

Meyers has been with the Oregon School District since the fall of 2012, and had previously worked at Verona High School.