BY BUDDY NEVINS
Attempting to put an end to the speculation about a pending blood letting of principals, Broward School Superintendent Robert Runcie told the School Board Monday that no one was being fired or disciplined.
Runcie said “about a dozen” principals would be transferred from schools they now lead.
“No one is terminated. There is no disciplinary action…We move principals from school to school,” Runcie said.
He called the transfers “routine” and said they were done every year at some schools.
Runcie appeared to blame the speculation and media frenzy on supporters of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High’s principal Washington Collado, who is apparently one of those being transferred.
Collado’s allies held a demonstration last week outside the school and today spoke at the School Board meeting.
Their views that a handful of politically plugged-in parents pressured Runcie to transfer Collado has been magnified by the media, according to the superintendent.
Runcie called that speculation “absolutely preposterous. That is absolutely not the case.”
An earlier post on Collado is here.