Judge says raise for superintendent was improper

May 24, 2011
Ruling says South Hadley (Mass.) school committee violated open meeting law

From The Boston Globe: A judge has ruled that the South Hadley (Mass.) School Committee violated the state open meeting law and has fined the board $5,000 for improperly granting a pay raise in a closed session to School Superintendent Gus A. Sayer. Sayer has been criticized for his decisions during the bullying of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince. Prince, a South Hadley High School student who had immigrated from Ireland, committed suicide after undergoing severe bullying by several of her fellow students. Following Prince’s suicide, several school officials were criticized for handling bullying episodes poorly.

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