March 22, 2013

SAD 6 board to hear Bonny Eagle principal's appeal

By Leslie Bridgers lbridgers@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

BUXTON — The principal of Bonny Eagle High School is appealing a decision by the School Administrative District 6 board not to renew her contract.

The board voted last month to end the employment of Beth Schultz, the principal since 2008, effective at the end of June. The decision was made at the recommendation of Superintendent Frank Sherburne, who said he was not confident in Schultz's leadership ability.

Schultz has requested that the board provide reasons for its decision and hold a hearing on her appeal.

The board must hold the hearing within 30 days of her request, which was received on March 8, said Peter Cary, attorney for the board.

He said the hearing has not been scheduled and the board has not provided Schultz with reasons for its decision. The board will have to do that before the hearing, Cary said.

He was not sure if the hearing would be open to the public.

Schultz waived her right to a confidential hearing at the school board meeting last month, before the vote on her contract.
 

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