Kalkaska Superintendent Back in Court on False Reporting Charges

The superintendent of Kalkaska Schools is back in court for a hearing that’s expected to go into Wednesday evening.

Terry Starr is accused of falsely reporting a felony, in relation to a criminal sexual conduct case dating back to 2018.

The allegations against an Elk Rapids School employee were unfounded, and the investigation turned to finding the source of the anonymous letter outlining those allegations. That letter was sent to school officials and not law enforcement. It did, however, prompt school officials to report concerns to DHHS.

Prosecutors believe Starr made the false accusations, and Wednesday handwriting experts took to the stand at a preliminary hearing in Antrim County.

Starr was put on Administrative Leave in April of this year. Lee Sandy was brought in to the district and is currently serving as Interim Superintendent.

UPDATE: He pleaded not guilty and is due back in court for a trial on Oct. 14.