Whittier to Release Principal’s Contract

March 11, 2010

The ongoing issue about making public a principal’s contract may be close to a resolution, as school officials have agreed to The Eagle-Tribune’s request for a copy of the contract. The mayor of Haverhill, MA had expressed his “outrage” that the principal of an area school continued to receive her salary even though she had resigned.

The school’s superintendent had originally refused to provide the contract to the mayor or The Eagle-Tribune, stating that it was a personnel record, and therefore not public.  Prince Lobel Partner Jeff Pyle, who represents the newspaper, stated that a contract between a school district and an employee is not exempt from the public records law.

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