February 9, 2023
Brattleboro Union Excessive College fires principal with out rationalization
Brattleboro Union Excessive College fires principal with out rationalization
Brattleboro Union Excessive College educates 800 college students from all through city and the neighboring communities of Dummerston, Guilford, Putney and Vernon. Photograph by Kevin O’Connor/VTDigger

The board that governs Brattleboro Union Excessive College has dismissed Principal Steve Perrin with out rationalization, seven months after putting him on paid depart from his $120,000-a-year job.

Windham Southeast College District leaders took the motion late Tuesday night time, at a time when a lot of the public was centered on election outcomes.

Board Chair Kelly Younger gaveled her colleagues right into a half-hour government session Tuesday. When it ended, she referred to as for terminating Perrin’s contract. With out dialogue, the board unanimously agreed.

Perrin, who got here to the college as a science instructor in 1995, was promoted to assistant principal in 2007 and to the principal’s job in 2010. He final attended a board assembly on April 12. Two weeks later, the college emailed college students, households and employees a terse message: “Hiya BUHS Group, Mr. Perrin, the BUHS Principal, is at present on a depart of absence.”

The board has but to supply an evidence — though The Commons, a Windham County weekly newspaper, not too long ago reported {that a} former scholar was contemplating a lawsuit claiming Perrin made undesirable advances a dozen years in the past.

(VTDigger has not independently corroborated the claims in The Commons’ reporting.)

College district leaders haven’t publicly addressed The Commons story, aside from to notice they face each authorized and contractual limits on what could be revealed. They’ve stated they will affirm an impartial lawyer is investigating claims of misconduct towards all previous and current employees.

Perrin, for his half, hasn’t responded to native media requests for remark.

Beneath state regulation, a principal could also be dismissed “for simply and enough trigger.” The administrator in query could request a board listening to in government session inside 15 days.

Brattleboro Union Excessive College educates 800 college students from all through the city and the neighboring communities of Dummerston, Guilford, Putney and Vernon.

The varsity is now being led by interim Principal Cassie Damkoehler and assistants Traci Lane and Hannah Parker. The trio not too long ago obtained public reward for his or her dealing with of two scholar overdoses this fall.

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