Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
October IXth, MMXII
Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O
Now that about to be ex-Principal Ron Bradley of Ross Sheppard High School has been given an administrative post & a huge raise for firing (knifing) Lynden Dorval, the former physics teacher, a few points must be made.
A. The board could have kept Mr. Dorval in place at his job at Shep b/c with Prin. Bradley gone, the two of them would no longer be fighting.
B. Prin. Bradley obviously knew in advance that the Edmonton Public School Board would give him this huge payoff in doing their dirty work for them. So why didn't the board just let him leave on August XXXIst quietly & have him start his new position September Ist. In this way, there would have been no need to have the hearing & subsequent notice of Mr. Dorval's firing.
C. Maybe Mr. Dorval, the board, & even Prin. Bradley are all a little bit at fault here, but Mr. Dorval could have stayed & w/o his enemy there to spite him, the discipline & administrative issues could have been solved quietly by Mr. Dorval & Prin. Bradley's successor.
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