Astor School principal on leave

PORTLAND, Ore. – The principal at Astor School in Portland is on leave.

A letter sent to Astor parents doesn't give a reason as to why Principal Karl Newsome is on leave.

Dear Astor Community,

I am writing to let you know that Principal Newsome is on leave.  Dana Jacobs, a former principal from Rose City Park and Creston schools, will be the acting administrator for the next few days. 

Thank you for your support and commitment to Astor School.

Molly Chun

Senior Director, Roosevelt Cluster

The move comes less than two weeks after a teacher was placed on administrative leave due to allegations of inappropriate behavior with students. The teacher has not been arrested.

Astor is a K-8 school in North Portland.


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