School Committee Announces It Voted Not To Extend Superintendent’s Contract

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham School Committee announced last night, Sept. 27, it voted in a closed door meeting in May, not to extend Superintendent of Schools Stacy Scott’s contract.

According to Scott’s contract, which is set to expire on June 30, 2017, if the School Committee did not take action the contract would have automatically renewed for another year. (See photo below of the contract excerpt.)

School Committee Chair Heather Connolly said the Committee voted in executive session on May 31 not to extend his contract. Connolly said at last night’s meeting, the Committee informed Scott of the vote on June 6.

Editor’s note: Source requested the vote of the executive session. And will update report when it becomes available.

Framingham Superintendent Scott is on an extended paid long-term leave for most of the 2016-17 school year.

The School Committee announced the Superintendent’s leave in an August 24 in a memo to Framingham Public school employees.

Framingham Source was the first media outlet to publish the news to the community.

As Scott is still an employee, the district will not discuss the personnel matter.

Scott, who was hired in 2012, is under contract.

In May, Framingham Source exclusively reported that Scott have been superintendent without a valid license for the entire 2015-16 school year.

He was later granted his license from the state that same month. Scott’s contract required him to have a license.

After the license issue, the Framingham Teachers Association took a no confidence vote in Scott.

The School Committee held several closed door meetings to discuss the Superintendent, after the license issue became public.

During the 2015-2016 school year, Scott was a finalist for superintendent in three school district in two states. In each case, the district chose another candidate.

In July, while Scott was on vacation and attending conferences, the Framingham School Committee named the district’s Chief Operating Officer Ed Gotgart acting superintendent of School.

Gotgart was named acting superintendent for the school district, until further notice, in late August.




Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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