A group of administrators suddenly fired in April by the Reading School District has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $150,000 in damages.
The administrators claim the district violated the terms of their employment contracts by not providing 30 days’ notice before terminating the contracts.
After a series of retirements and resignations of several top administrators following the 2010-11 school year, the district found itself in need of a leadership team. The district turned to a group of retired administrators who had been working with the district through the state’s Distinguished Educator Program.
The district hired several administrators, including acting superintendent J. Drue Miles, on a temporary basis. They were asked to lead the district for up to a year, or at least until the district was able to permanently fill the slots.