Lamb reinstated following special called meeting

Photo by David Kapitan

Over 200 people, including 184 that signed in and dozens of others, gathered at the Wills Point administration building on May 28 to show their support for high school Principal Jim Lamb.

By David Kapitan

Staff Writer

A contingent of more than 200 people flooded in and around the Wills Point ISD Administration Building May 28, showing their support for WPHS Principal Jim Lamb.

Lamb was placed on was placed on administrative leave by the district at the end of the school day May 22.

Rumors and speculation about the reasoning behind the decision kicked into overdrive shortly after word of Lamb being placed on administrative leave began to spread.

Much of that speculation ultimately landed on an ongoing debate about which student had earned the title of valedictorian for the WPHS Class of 2015, and the decision by Lamb to not officially announce the top ranking student at the annual WPHS Scholarship Banquet that took place May 21.

The top position for the senior class had previously been a point of contention, being discussed at special called meetings on April 16 and May 12.

Minutes from the April 16 meeting posted on the Wills Point ISD website indicate that a grievance had been filed on behalf of a student to be considered for the position of valedictorian after he moved into the district at the beginning of his junior year.

 

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