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Superintendent to weigh in on Tanner High School principal issue

Superintendent Tom Sisk responds to concerns of Tanner High School parents.

Posted: May 14, 2018 8:33 PM

Limestone County's Superintendent Tom Sisk responded Monday to upset parents and students at Tanner High School.

Principal Louis Gordon was suspended at the beginning of March for "cultural and climate change." The superintendent told WAAY 31, the Human Resources department needs to meet with both sides of the issue before he makes a final call.

Sisk says, there is a chance Gordon could be back at the school in the fall.

Tanner High school parents and students came together to express their concerns on certain rumors.

"There were rumors going around late Tuesday and Wednesday, about a shift of principals. There was one principal who's an assistant who was going to be a high school principal. That principal was going to the technical school. The technical school principal was going to Tanner. This came out Wednesday before Mr. Gordon had an opportunity to come in and address the allegations," said Eddie Walton.

Sisk also added Gordon's paid suspension isn't a racial factor. But some teachers, parents and students believe the reason why he is on leave isn't good enough, since the dsitrict said Gordon improved the school.

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