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B'ville: Parents protest principal swap

"(Superintendent Dangle) has offered us no explanation and doesn't think she has to," he said.

Others who spoke at Monday's meeting were upset about the lack of communication regarding the changes and the effect the transfers would have on students' emotional and academic wellbeing. Parents also questioned why Dangle was touting the changes as permanent even though the board had yet to approve them.

"Why are parents receiving a letter on June 13 when the decision isn't being made until tonight?" Sharon Gramlich asked noting that Dangle had already said the decision was final.

Monday's meeting also brought out some deeper issues including morale throughout the district. Courtney Mills, a fifth grade teacher at McNamara, said many employees feel intimidated by the administration.

"Morale in the district is at an all time low," she said adding that many college graduates are steered away from working in the Baldwinsville School District.

After listening to the comments, the board went into executive session for about an hour. When they returned, they approved the transfers unanimously. Many in the audience were outraged asking whether there were legal actions that could be taken and vowing to kick board members out during the next election.

"As taxpayers and voters we know that our tax dollar is our power and our vote is our voice. Since information of this plan was not given to us until after the budget vote, (the budget we passed) we feel as if our power and voice has been stolen from us," Lynn Patrick said.

District officials said they would send out a press release regarding Monday's decision.

Calls to the superintendent regarding this matter were not returned.

The transfer of administrators is expected to take effect July 1.

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