Brockton superintendent unretires, is put on leave at fiery school committee meeting

At a wild meeting Tuesday night to discuss high school violence in Brockton, Massachusetts, chaos in the district’s leadership was on full display.

Superintendent Michael Thomas went out on medical leave a short time before last summer’s announcement of a $14 million budget shortfall at Brockton Public Schools. According to NBC affiliate WJAR, he had planned to retire next month.

At Tuesday’s emergency school committee meeting, as community members discussed what’s next for Brockton High School after Gov. Maura Healey quashed a proposal to bring in the National Guard to curb student violence, Thomas said he was rescinding his retirement notice.

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Matt Zalaznick
Matt Zalaznick
Matt Zalaznick is the managing editor of District Administration and a life-long journalist. Prior to writing for District Administration he worked in daily news all over the country, from the NYC suburbs to the Rocky Mountains, Silicon Valley and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He's also in a band.

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