Thursday, June 25, 2009

Principal transfer changes

Had blogged about this earlier, when principal Dina Dalia's transfer from St. John's College in Brantford to Holy Trinity in Simcoe. An update was posted this week, noting Dalia is not transferring schools but rather being shuffled into a desk job at the board office.
(St. John's) Student leader Evan Braund, a friend of Dalia's son Joseph, said students were upset with the treatment of Dalia, who is going into her last year before retirement.
The petition accused the board of "deliberately disregarding Dr. Dalia's dignity" and making a move that would result in "unhappy principals and poorly served school communities."
Tracey Austin, spokesperson for the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board, said the appointment of Dalia to her new post was not related to the controversy.
Still missing from this story, and unknown whether either Brantford or Simcoe media attempted, is Dalia's own perspective-- particularly given the comparison to a principal transfer in Brockville has parental and legal involvement.