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Appeals court rules in favour of former Maldon High School principal

Published:Monday | June 3, 2013 | 6:57 PM

The Court of Appeal today ruled in favour of Derrick Wilson, former provisional principal of Maldon High School in St James, whose services were terminated by the school board.

The appeals court has ruled that the board should have granted Wilson a hearing.

Wilson was provisional principal at the school from 2004-2006.

During his tenure he objected to assessment reports by an education officer and refused to sign the performance evaluation form.

In June 2006, the school board met and a decision was taken that Wilson would not be recommended for permanent appointment as principal.

He took that matter to Judicial Review Court but his motion was dismissed.

The former principal then filed an appeal.

The appeals court said that there were procedural defects in the procedure adopted by the School Board in dealing with the issue.

It further said the principles of natural justice was not been followed because it was obvious that Wilson was deprived of a right to express his disagreement with the report.

The former Maldon High School principal was represented by Attorney-at-Law Hugh Wilson.


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