Hundreds of students protested Monday morning, and parents packed the school board meeting Tuesday night as two employees in the Bentley school district are being investigated for misconduct.

Athletic Director Jeremy Trent told WJRT that he "was put on paid leave after reporting a sexual encounter between Superintendent Rebekah Dupuis and another employee."

The following day, Dupuis informed Trent that he was being investigated for making an inappropriate comment to another employee. Both Dupuis and Trent have been placed on paid leave.

Bentley Schools issued the following statement:

Public statement: Genesee Education Consultant Services has informed the Bentley Board of Education that two employees of theirs, who are assigned at Bentley Community Schools are being reviewed consistent with GECS personnel practices.


Board action item: Due to serious allegations that have been publicly made by a Genesee Education Consultant Services (GECS) employee against the Superintendent, and in order to ensure the integrity of the investigation is maintained and concluded as expeditiously as possible , the Bentley Board of Eduction is hereby placing the Superintendent on non-disciplinary paid leave effective immediately pending the outcome of the investigation.

All communications with the Superintendent for her assignments to be completed off site, during this investigation are to be solely through the Board of Education President and Vice President.