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Rally for Puyallup principal cancelled

Post by Sara Schilling / The News Tribune on April 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm with 3 Comments »
April 28, 2011 6:51 pm

A rally planned Friday in support of a popular Puyallup principal who’s on paid leave pending the outcome of a district investigation has been cancelled.

Hundreds of people were expected to attend the 2:30 p.m. demonstration at the district office in support of Rogers High School Principal Scott Brittain.

But Lauren Parris, an organizer, said Thursday night that Brittain sent a request through a family member that it be called off.

The 51-year-old has been on paid leave since April 6. The district said this week that it’s investigating why he accompanied the school choir to San Francisco earlier this month and taught a zero-hour chemistry class when he was told not to.

Brittain’s attorney said whether he was told not to is in dispute.

Brittain has been principal of Rogers since 2002. His salary is $119,500.

 

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  1. Oh… so he is on paid administrative leave because he has a passion for his job, a passion for his staff, and a passion for his students. This is EVERYTHING that is wrong with this school district.
    So let me get this straight… he is in “trouble” for taking time out of HIS Spring Break to accompany students and parents on a music trip to California (to support his students) . And he is in “trouble” for taking time out of his day to teach (for free) a zero hour chemistry class (probably because the district was too cheap to hire one) for his students.
    Puyallup School District Officials and Tony Apsotle are all about control. If you don’t fall in line and become one of their little puppets, they will put you in the “corner”.
    Shame on them for taking away Puyallup School District’s best principal during one of the most sensitive and active times for Senior students. They are going to lose a great thing, over nothing, if they don’t watch out.

  2. Alison7613 says:

    Unbelievable. Our school system is a sham. He gets punished for teaching a class to help the kids. Boo to the entire public school system which is broken and bizarre. I do support teachers, however, trying to survive in this system. And this principal.

  3. frankiethomas says:

    Hey. It’s canceled. One l. Unless this is some kind of nod to the Brits because of the wedding. Sure the use of two ll’s is accepted but then you have to be consistent and in the goldfish story I see only one. . .

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