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No action taken regarding superintendent's DUI at board meeting

The Meyersdale school board met for the first time since superintendent Tracie Karlie was arrested on suspicion DUI and took no action on the charge.

It was business as usual at Wednesday night's regularly scheduled Meyersdale School Board meeting.

It was the district's first meeting since superintendent Tracie Karlie was arrested for suspicion of DUI and the charge wasn't addressed during the public forum.

6 News tried to question school board president Ron Donaldson after the meeting, but he deferred all comments to district solicitor Jennifer Dambeck.

"Currently there are no convictions for any of the offenses so at this time the district is going to continue to closely monitor the situation as it continues to progress," Dambeck said. "However, at this time we can't say anything further on that point because it is a confidential personnel matter."

Karlie released this statement to 6 News on Wednesday:

As a leader in our school district, I recognize that my position is held to a higher standard and I apologize to all who I serve in our district and around the county. I am thankful that no one was involved in the accident and that no one was hurt. I am sorry I have caused a distraction to our students, staff and community with the these circumstances. It should not take away from the great things going on in the district. My goal is to turn this experience into an opportunity to help others to make better choices.
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