An Oregon school board has fired its superintendent after banning teachers from displaying “controversial symbols” in their classrooms.
Newberg Oregon School District fired its superintendent, Dr. Joe Morelock, by a vote of 4-3 in a Zoom meeting last week after he failed to enforce their new rules quickly enough.
“Dr. Morelock, we know you, and we trust you, and this pains us terribly,” said board member Rebecca Piros on the Zoom call. “And know that your integrity has spurred us to be faithful servers to our children, and we wish you well.”
“The Superintendent Cabinet of district administrators is shocked and dismayed that the Board would take this disruptive action in the middle of the school year,” a statement from the cabinet read.
The Newberg Education Association is now reportedly suing the Newberg School District after it banned all political signage, including Black Lives Matter signs and Pride flags.
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