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Search on for elementary school principal; scooter rep faces critics at Bird Rock Council meeting

Search on for elementary school principal; scooter rep faces critics at Bird Rock Council meeting

Alex Yerbury, speaking at the June 5 Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) meeting, nnounced that the leave of absence being taken by Bird Rock Elementary principal Amanda Hale, covered by La Jolla Light in February, is now permanent. (Hale had come under fire from parents for failing to address special learning needs, failing to provide a safe learning environment and reportedly telling a teacher not to report a case of inappropriate touching in the classroom.)

Yerbury, speaking two days before the completion of her term as Bird Rock Foundation president, said that Hale “would be headed to a different position in the district — not a school, but a position.” She said a...

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