CORINTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After being under investigation by RSU 64 Superintendent Daniel Higgins, 56-year-old Garry Spencer has resigned from his position of Principal of Central High School for personal medical reasons.
Spencer had been on administrative leave since man after receiving alleged charges of leaving the scene of a property damage accident and filing a false report after an incident back in May.
A special board meeting was held tonight at the high school, and after a closed-door executive session, the board of directors accepted the letter of resignation and voted to authorize superintendent Higgins to sign an operation agreement which would provide Spencer with a modest payment of accumulated sick leave and insurance.
Spencer had been serving as principal of central high school since 2004, prior to holding that position he served as vice principal of the school from 2001 to 2004.
"I think this is a very difficult situation but I think that the fact that mr spencer did make the decision to submit a letter of resignation and the board accepted that I think it's a sign that both parties need to move forward from this situation," said Higgins.
Marty Gray, who had been fulfilling some administrative responsibilities in Spencer's absence, has been appointed interim-principal of Central High School indefinitely, as the school prepares to search for a new principal.