School board announces acting superintendent

RICHLAND, Wash. -- Richland has a new acting superintendent while Jim Busey is out on paid leave. The school board named Rich Puryear to the role.

He's been the Executive Director of Financial Services for more than a decade.

Puryear assumes the new role today.

As you recall..Busey was put on leave last week while the district investigates whether his relationship with a staffer was inappropriate.

To get all sides, we tried speaking to Jim Busey for comment but he did not return our call.