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Board votes 6-1 to not renew contract

The Blair Oaks school board officially announced Wednesday that the panel had voted 6-1 early that morning to not renew the contract of its elementary school principal, after an eight-hour meeting in which more than 150 people turned out to speak in her support.

Lorie Winslow, Blair Oaks Elementary’s principal for 11 years, said Wednesday she’s exploring her legal options.

On Friday, Superintendent Jim Jones reportedly told Winslow during her annual performance evaluation that her contract would not be extended for the next school year.

News of that decision resulted in a packed house at Tuesday night’s board meeting at the Blair Oaks Middle School library.

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Earlier coverage:

Blair Oaks won't rehire elementary principal

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