School Committee: High School Incident with Pope "Unfortunate," Training Planned
The School Committee said staff members will be offered professional development opportunities in conflict resolution.
The Marlborough School Committee Tuesday issued a statement calling events that took place at Marlborough High School in January "unfortunate" and said that faculty and staff will be offered professional development training in conflict resolution.
School Committee secretary read a brief statement that she said was approved during a lengthy executive session of the board held on Monday afternoon, during which an incident at Marlborough High School on Jan. 27, 2012 was discussed.
In that incident, a staffer accused Superintendent Anthony Pope of pushing her out of the way, while a group of students appeared before the school committee to say that Pope had acted in an unprofessional way.
The statement said that the events had become a distraction for students and faculty.
"The School Committee is in the process of evaluating the superintendent's job perfomance, with an emphasis on communication and trust issues so we can all move the district forward," Dwyer said.