Seemed odd that Ben L. Smith High School principal Noah Rogers abruptly resigned with the school year about to wrap up and with just a few weeks left on his contract, especially since Rogers had been hailed for his achievements in helping turn Smith around.
The Rhino reports:
Guilford County School Superintendent Mo Green called each school board member individually and told them that Rogers had to go – immediately. Green reportedly reached that decision in conversations with Rogers that afternoon. Rogers’ resignation was announced at 6:21 p.m.
The school board members said Green told them that Rogers’ exit could not wait until the end of the school year, or until June 31, the usual end-of-the-fiscal-year time for school systems to hire employees, cancel their contracts or let their contracts expire.
School board members said Green told him that the reason Rogers had to go was serious enough that it might be referred to a district attorney. They said it was not connected with his management of Smith.
Despite his success at Smith, Rogers took the job under suspicious circumstances, namely his Ph.D from Madison University in Gulfport Miss., a so-called ‘diploma mill.’ As you can imagine, GCS officials –citing personnel policy –are remaining tight-lipped. But we very find out what happened should Rogers’ case go to a district attorney.
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