WALKER COUNTY, GA (WDEF)- One LaFayette High School principal will not be getting his contract renewed and when asked why… there seemed to be no answer in sight.
“Just for full disclosure it says not offered contract for the next year 2017-2018 Mr. Culberson’s name is listed there,” said the Walker County superintendent as he stated that Mr. Culberson was on the list as one of the Walker County education employees whose contract will not be renewed for the next academic school year.
Mr. Culberson was the only person on that list.
Many parents and students are still not happy with statement that was received tonight, but they’re all asking one particular question and that is why?
Scott Wilson said, “A question I would really like to ask is there any possibility whatsoever Mr. Culberson will be there again next year after this school year.”
Scott Wilson’s son attends Lafayette High school and like many parents who attended tonight’s school board meeting was left with many unanswered questions.
Many students like Mr. Wilson’s son expressed outrage at a student led protest asking to bring back their principal and although the public could not express their opinions the students are still speaking out.
Isaiah Harris a freshman said, “I wish we had more answers and I wish that they would have let us speak out about it and listen to what we had to say about it because it’s out principal and our school.”
“I’m a little disappointed and upset because like I wanted Mr. Culberson to be here for all 4 years of my high school career and now he’s not going to and that upsets me. I wanted him to be the one to hand me my diploma whenever I graduate,” said Mackenzie Nicholson who is a sophomore at Lafayette High.
“It’s not gone be Lafayette without him he’s just makes a big part of the school. He’s probably one of the best principals I’ve ever had he just the type of guy you can sit down with and have a talk with about any thing,” expressed Kevin Bethune.
“You know in the next two months you know if something may come up that he gets his contract renewed and gets to stay on with Lafayette, just kinda hoping so,” said Mr. Wilson.
Mr. Culberson is expecting to return to work tomorrow and he is still on contract for the remainder of this calendar school year.