The verdict is in at McKinley High School. A special investigator has concluded that the seven-week suspension of Jayvonna Kincannon was both "severe" and "excessive."
Ordinarily, the report said, the punishment for similar offenses would be in the range of 5-15 days.
And while the 108-page report found that Principal Crystal Barton "had every right" to dismiss volunteer assistant girls basketball coach Michelle Stiles, it says the "concerns" of James Daye, a teacher and coach, were a "contributing factor" in the dismissal.
The report does not recommend disciplinary action against any school system employee and does not directly fault Superintendent James A. Williams. Instead, it recommends a series of internal reforms designed to prevent situations like this from arising again.
Is the report on target? Are the recommendations appropriate? Will it clear the air at McKinley?
… Peter Simon