Manassas school officials have placed the principal of Osbourn High School on paid leave, but they’re not revealing any details about the decision just yet.
Cathy Benner, the school’s principal since 2013, has been on leave since March 20, according to city schools spokeswoman Almeta Radford.
Radford added that former Osbourn assistant principal Andrew Wilson and Jeff Abt, a former principal and school system administrator, are currently running the school in Benner’s absence.
Radford said she couldn’t comment on Benner’s leave in any more detail, because it’s a “personnel matter.”
Benner previously served as principal at Falls Church High School and as an administrator at Centreville High School.
When she took over at Osbourn (the only high school in Manassas), the school was “accredited with warning” by the state’s Department of Education, meaning that test scores were falling a bit below state standards.
But as of the 2016-17 school year, Osbourn was fully accredited by the state, and was named a “silver medal school” by U.S. News and World Report in 2016.