A Paterson, New Jersey principal was demoted days after a school board member circulated a photo showing misspellings on a sign outside the elementary school’s side entrance, reports the Paterson Press.
A custodian had listed events for “Dicember” and alerted people to the date for “progress reepor.” The sign, outside an entrance not used by the principal or staffers, contained the errors for more than a week, officials told the Press.
“If this is how the administration takes care of signage how can we expect the students to do better? We must be held to a higher standard,” wrote board member Corey Teague in an email accompanying the photo.
Principal Antoinette Young, already under a “Corrective Action Plan designed to address shortcomings in her performance,” is being reassigned to an as-yet undetermined position, said district spokeswoman Terry Corallo. The vice principal, Boris Simon, is serving as interim principal, Corallo said.
Is it reasonable to demote the principal? asks Darren on Right on the Left Coast.