A man who has served as a school principal in at least three districts in the Dayton area was put on paid leave by his current employer as an investigation begins into misconduct allegations.
Beavercreek High School Principal George Caras on Friday was put on administrative leave after district officials received “allegations of misconduct,” according to a district statement released Wednesday.
“Mr. Caras will remain on administrative leave pending the results of a thorough, ongoing investigation by the school district. No timetable has been set to conclude the investigation or take further action if appropriate,” the district’s statement reads.
Further details about what the allegations are were not released.
The allegations may not be of a criminal nature. Beavercreek police said they do not have any open investigations involving Caras and no records of him being a suspect.
The district sent a message to families with students at the high school informing them of the situation, stating Caras will have no access to the high school until further notice.
“The investigation is a personnel matter and there will be a thorough inquiry,” the district’s letter to parents reads.
Caras previously worked as the principal at Northmont High School from 2008 to 2017. In addition, he served as the principal of Ruskin Elementary in Dayton City Schools and spent eight years as the principal of John F. Kennedy Elementary in Kettering City Schools.
According to his Linkedin profile, Caras earned certificates for assistant superintendent and superintendent at Wright State University, earned a master’s degree in education from the Ohio State University and studied public administration as an undergraduate at Miami University.
The Dayton Daily News has requested Caras’ personnel file with Beavercreek schools as well as his files with the other districts he’s worked for.
Kettering school officials said Caras’ file contained only positive work evaluations and did not have any disciplinary records.
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