MAD Academy Director to Retire After Investigation
By edhat staff
Santa Barbara High School's MAD Academy Director will return from administrative leave for the remainder of the year and then will retire following an internal investigation.
The Multimedia Arts & Design (MAD) program has been led by longtime Director Dan Williams until he was placed on leave last month pending an investigation.
In an email sent to MAD students and families on Wednesday, Santa Barbara High School Principal Elise Simmons stated the Santa Barbara Unified School District and Williams came to an "amicable agreement." Williams will return to work on Thursday, May 2 until June 7.
"Mr. Williams will retire from District employment on June 30, 2019. We thank Mr. Williams for his years of service to the district," wrote Simmons.
Simmons stated the investigation is a confidential personnel matter but confirms it was not a criminal investigation, reports KEYT.