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Former Niles supt. lands job

Published 9:11am Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Northwest Indiana school district has hired former Niles Community Schools Supt. Richard Weigel to lead its staff.

Weigel was introduced Monday as the new superintendent of Portage Township Schools in Portage, Indiana, according to the Northwest Indiana Times.

He signed a three year contract with an annual salary of $129,396 and benefits.

Weigel resigned from his position at Niles Community Schools in February after a letter was sent to the school board alleging that he bullied several administrators and created a hostile work environment.

Fifteen school administrators or principals signed the letter, while several others wrote letters or spoke out in his defense.

Niles Schools paid Weigel a severance of $115,000.

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