BPS reports Matthew Johnson, husband of Superintendent Carol Johnson, passed away late yesterday in Memphis:
Matthew Johnson, her husband of nearly 40 years, was also an educator. Together they have three children. Their family shares a powerful sense of civic responsibility, educational equity and a commitment toward creating better opportunities for all.
The Superintendent has asked Chief Financial Officer John McDonough to serve as Acting Superintendent while she is away.
The Globe reports a teacher at the Joyce Kilmer School is under investigation by police and school and state child-protection officials for "inappropriate contact with students" and that the school's principal has been removed from his position.
The Globe says Superintendent Carol Johnson announced the news - along with news that the principal at the Frederick Middle School in Dorchester has been put on paid leave for possible "inappropriate" use of funds - on Friday night, the traditional time for announcing bad news.