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Menlo Park district superintendent is back after medical leave

Maurice Ghysels had been recovering from a neck injury

A communication sent to the Menlo Park City School District community on March 25 announced that Superintendent Maurice Ghysels has returned to work.

"It is with pleasure that I write to share with you that I returned to work on Monday, March 23 from medical leave. I experienced a neck injury that required time for rehabilitation, and it's my hope that the prescribed time off will help toward my expected and complete recovery," Superintendent Ghysels wrote.


Maurice Ghysels (Photo courtesy, Menlo Park City School District, 2011.)
"It feels great to return to work," he wrote. He thanked Hillview Principal Erik Burmeister and the district's leadership team for filling in for him.

"I genuinely appreciate the many well wishes I received, and I look forward to seeing you," Superintendent Ghysels wrote.

The leave was announced by board president Maria Hilton on Feb. 28.

Barbara Wood

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