The Plattsburgh Press-Republican is reporting this morning that the Lake Placid board of education will not renew the contract of Randy Richards, the controversial superintendent who has been a lightning rod for months.
“The Board of Education indicated that they will not be renewing my contract,” he said in a statement released over the weekend.
Richards has been the target of much acrimony and outrage since it became public knowledge that, in February 2011 during a personnel discusion, he told Lake Placid Middle School Principal Katherine Mulderig he needed someone “bitchier” to manage the “bitchy” teachers at the elementary school.
He acknowledged he made the statement and apologized.
Richards was the target of a petition effort to remove him from office, and his tenure became the focus of the most recent school board election. The case has also sparked litigation. Read the full article here.