CRANDON - Crandon superintendent Dr. Doug Kryder has been suspended with pay pending the results of an investigation.
The Crandon School Board made the decision after more than four hours in closed session discussions Thursday night.
On Friday, Newswatch 12 learned the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office is conducting the investigation.
Kryder has been under pressure from a Crandon community group in the last two weeks. The group, called Citizens United for Education, has been calling for Kryder's removal
. The organization says Kryder made false statements about popular former middle/high school principal Andy Space, who resigned Feb. 2. Group members also accuse Kryder of leading Crandon to poor school test scores, poor enrollment numbers, and an unsafe school environment.