Doug Steele, principal of Rahn Elementary School in Eagan, is on paid leave while Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 investigates a complaint against him.
The leave began Dec. 16, district spokeswoman Ruth Dunn said.
Citing data practice law, Dunn wouldn’t comment on the nature of the complaint.
District Superintendent Randall Clegg met with the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization to deliver the news, Dunn said.
Rahn’s interim principal is Elaine Mehdizadeh, who was working as the gifted and talented program resource teacher at Gideon Pond Elementary in Burnsville. Mehdizadeh has worked as district curriculum coordinator and served as Gideon Pond’s interim principal for two months this fall.
Steele joined the district in 1996 as principal of William Byrne Elementary in Burnsville. He started at Rahn in July 2003.
— John Gessner