Cambridge Principal Wants Old Job Back

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Friday, May 3, 2002 - 04:59 AM
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A former Elementary school principal who was dismissed by the school board in Cambridge says he wants his old job back now that a judge has ordered the board to rehire him.
Bill Lee says his savings and what little other money he had are gone. Lee was elected to the board last year after the board had fired him for spanking a student. Guernsey county common pleas judge David Ellwood ruled last month that the board should not have fired Lee. He ordered the board to rehire Lee and pay him back wages of about 60-thousand dollars. Ellwood says Lee's actions did not warrant firing under Ohio law. He also says that if Lee stays on the school board, he will have to dismiss his complaints that the district defamed his character and caused him emotional distress.

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