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PUYALLUP: School district shows integrity

Letter by Kathleen Betzig, Puyallup on May 9, 2011 at 10:13 am | 1 Comment »
May 9, 2011 3:01 pm

The Puyallup School District has shown a degree of integrity with the negotiated resignation of Rogers High School principal Scott Brittain (TNT, 5-6).

Violations of district policy and supervisor directives are unacceptable. Going on an out-of-state choir field trip, when there are multiple administrative tasks to attend to, is not an activity taxpayers expect of a high school principal. I have no idea why Brittain decided that teaching a chemistry class was within his expertise or within his responsibilities.

The school district has an obligation to account for resources expended and insisting that district employees follow policies and directives. I may vote yes on the next school levy if the Puyallup School District continues to hold distinct employees to the same level of accountability and integrity that is expected of district students.

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