Guy-Perkins superintendent placed on administrative leave

Superintendent to resign at school year's end

During a regular school board meeting Thursday night, board members announced that Guy-Perkins superintendent David Westenhover, arrested Thursday on two felony charges, will resign at the end of the school year.

The board spent just under an hour in executive session before reading a letter from Westenhover announcing his plans to resign, then voted to place the superintendent on paid administrative leave.

Brian Cossey, K-12 principal, was appointed by board members as interim superintendent and Damon Teas, assistant K-12 principal, was appointed as interim principal.

Westenhover was arrested by deputies with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office around noon Thursday following a 3-month long investigation into a burglary, stolen guns and property.

He is charged with theft by receiving, a Class D felony, hindering apprehension, a Class A misdemeanor, and aiding consummation of offense, a Class D felony.

Westenhover became superintendent at Guy-Perkins School District in 2008 after three years as principal of Guy-Perkins High School. Before he became principal at Guy, he was an elementary principal in the Lead Hill School District in Boone County.

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