|Published: 8:41 AM, 08/13/2012
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-With controversy swirling
in some circles over Director of Schools Mike Lowry's contract, a
noted school law attorney, Chuck Cagle, addressed the issue at
Thursday night's August Monroe County Board of Education.
Contrary to reports from other media
outlets, Lowry's extension is not part of a new contract, but rather
an updated version of his old contract, according to Cagle.
"It is not a new contract," said
Cagle, stating that when a contract is extended the contract can be
rewritten with two terms changed.
In this case, the only difference in
Lowry's contract from last year to the new year is his salary figure
and the length of his contract.
"Only these two terms have changed," said Cagle.
Cagle said information circulating that
the board was in violation of the law when they passed out the draft
of Lowry's contract and talked briefly about its contents at the July
meeting was completely false.
"There were two lawyers present at
that meeting," said Cagle. "We're not about to sit around and let
our clients violate the law. There was no violation that took place.
There's no law required to pass out papers."
See full story in the Sunday, August 12, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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