Thursday, February 27, 2020

School board suspends acting superintendent

Dr. Flinnoia Hall
Members of the Romulus Board of Education unanimously voted Feb. 20 to suspend Acting Superintendent of Schools Flinnoia Hall for 10 days without pay. 
The board action came following a verbal exchange between Hall and a district employee during the regular meeting Feb. 10. Members of the board scheduled the special meeting last week to consider the disciplinary action against Hall.
School officials have refused comment on the action, issuing an official statement with few details of the incident.
 “The Romulus Community School District expects a standard of behavior from its employees that consists of professionalism, respect, and civility.
During the Feb. 10, 2020 meeting of the Romulus Board of Education, the Acting Superintendent engaged in conduct that was inconsistent with this standard of behavior.
“As a result, during a special meeting held on Feb. 20, 2020, the board voted to suspend the Acting Superintendent without pay for 10 school days. In doing so, the Board took appropriate action commensurate with the seriousness of the situation.
“As the District moves forward, the Board will be considering all options,” the statement read.
The disciplinary action may be inopportune for Hall as the naming of a permanent superintendent of schools by the school board members was expected to take place next month.
Dawn Jamison, chief communications officer for the district, said that no further details regarding the incident were available.
 “Despite the recent news, we are focused on our students and academic achievement in this district,” Jamison said.. “The board will likely elaborate on their position at next week's board meeting.”