Laurel Principal Ousted and Students Protest
A group of Laurel high school students planned a protest this morning in defense of their ousted principal. KTVQ.com reports that the Laurel School District Board of Trustee voted against renewal of the contract of High School Principal Edward Norman on Monday. Superintendent Linda Filpula recommended to the board a [quote] “non-renewal of a non-tenured certified principal.” [end quote]
It’s unclear why she recommended Norman’s contract not be renewed. The recommendation of the non-renewal was listed as “without cause.” Hundreds of people packed the meeting Monday night. About 70 people spoke out during the meeting with 67 showing support for Norman, including students, staff and parents.
After the meeting, a group of students began work on protest signs. None of them were given a reason for Principal Norman’s non-renewal.