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Blair Oaks board to deliberate on principal’s appeal

Two days after a 14-hour hearing about why a Blair Oaks elementary school principal’s contract wasn’t renewed, a closed school board meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday to review the hearing’s transcripts and potentially make a decision on her appeal.

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The public hearing Saturday was held after Blair Oaks Elementary School Principal Lorie Winslow requested the hearing after the school board voted 6-1 on Feb. 15 to not renew her contract for the 2012-13 school year.

On Monday, Peter Yelkovac, the school district’s attorney, said the board will receive a copy of the hearing’s transcript and will deliberate in closed session at 5:30 p.m. today in the middle school library.

Deliberations can take as long as needed, and may require additional meetings, Yelkovac said. Once the matter is resolved, the parties will be notified within 24 hours of the board’s decision.

The board’s decision — and the transcript of the hearing — will become a public record within 72 hours of the board issuing the decision, he said.

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