SOUTH BEND — Riley High School Principal Edward Bradford is on paid administrative leave.
Sue Coney, spokeswoman for South Bend schools, said today that since it’s a personnel issue, she could not comment on why Bradford is on leave, nor how long the leave, which began today, will last.
Coney also would not say whether Bradford himself requested the leave or it was mandated by Carole Schmidt, interim superintendent.
Francois Bayingana, an assistant principal at Adams High School and formerly an assistant principal at Riley, will serve as interim principal at Riley, Coney said.
Bradford has worked for South Bend schools for some 36 years, Coney said.
According to Tribune archives, he became principal of Riley in 2006.
Riley is one of three South Bend high schools that had been on academic probation for five years and was at risk of state intervention.
Late this summer, the school corporation found out the test scores of students at all three schools had improved sufficiently for them to be removed from the list.
Staff writer Kim Kilbride: