RAF LAKENHEATH, England — The principal of Liberty Intermediate School at RAF Lakenheath has been “temporarily reassigned” to the district superintendent’s office for undisclosed reasons, according to a Department of Defense Dependents Schools letter that circulated last week.

The letter, authored by the DODDS Isles District superintendent, Linda Curtis, and sent to Intermediate School parents, states that effective last Tuesday LIS principal William Hunter would not be performing his normal duties.

Curtis said she could not discuss the circumstances of the reassignment, citing privacy concerns tied to personnel matters. She said only that it “wasn’t expected,” and Hunter might return before the end of the school year.

While at the superintendent’s office, Hunter will be working on special projects, she said.

In Hunter’s place, Curtis assigned Joan Anderson, former business manager for the district.

While Monday’s letter made no reference to the reason for the reassignment, Curtis wrote that “the safety and well being of the children were not an issue.”

“An administrative change at the end of the school year is not ideal. However, I am confident that with your support, Ms. Anderson will continue to promote the highest student achievement,” the letter reads.

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