Updated 01/19/2011 10:08 PM
Former principal escorted out of J-E meeting
It appears the issues in the Jordan-Elbridge School District are far from over. One of the lawsuits against the district was dropped this week, but at a board meeting Wednesday night, tempers flared once again. Our Katie Gibas joined us from Jordan with more on what happened and why the district is in such turmoil.
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ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- It appears the issues in the Jordan-Elbridge School District are far from over. One of the lawsuits against the district was dropped this week, but at a board meeting Wednesday night, tempers flared once again.
During a public comment period, former principal David Zehner spoke out about a number of open meeting law violations. When Zehner refused to stop after his time was up, six board members walked out of the meeting. The board then asked to have Zehner escorted out of the building.
This is just the latest in what has been a tumultuous past few months for the district as it struggles with disputes over resignations and terminations of several key employees. And Wednesday night's events show those issues are far from over.
A number of residents have filed a letter with the current superintendent, asking that one of the board members be removed. heir lawyer is also looking into whether the oaths of office for all of the board members are legal.
Police escort former principal David Zehner from a board meeting Wednesday night.
Letter to Zacher