Patrick Cleland, who served as principal at the North Central Academy in Mancelona for the past three years, and was in line to take over as Superintendent at that school and the Bay City Academy, is scheduled to appear in Grand Traverse County's 86th District Court on November 3 and expected to plead guilty to stalking. (Leelanau County court records revealed an area woman sought and received a personal protection order against Cleland on May 26, and Cleland was served on June 8.)
In addition his plea, Cleland will be also arraigned on November 3 for an unspecified bond violation. Court records indicate that Cleland repeatedly failed to appear for required random drug screenings.
10/19/2015 FAILED TO APPEAR FOR RANDOM DRUG SCREEN 9/10/15
10/19/2015 FAILED TO APPEAR FOR RANDOM DRUG SCREEN 9/29/15
10/19/2015 RANDOM DRUG SCREEN 10/5 FILED
10/19/2015 BOND VIOLATION ARRAIGNMENT 11/03/2015
10/20/2015 PROOF OF PBTS 10/14-20 FILED