Fairbanks Principals Association threatens legal action in controversial hiring

The Fairbanks Principals Association has threatened legal action in the ongoing argument between the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Superintendent and parents at Denali Elementary School.

The hiring of a replacement principal for Timothy Doran who announced his retirement earlier this year has led to much controversy between the two.

Parents at Denali had asked the School Board to be involved in the hiring process, leading the Board to intervene, freezing further action until its meeting scheduled for this evening.

This action led to the Principals Association, which is actually led by Doran, to get involved.

The Parent Teacher Association asked to be involved and for the board to amend its contract with the principals association with a resolution to revise the hiring process to include this input.

Denali PTA President Stacey Cortez spoke to the Newscenter about the recent developments stating, "We are just kind of confused on why the principals aren't supporting the parents and what the parents want for their children at the school the principal is going to be teaching.” She went on to say the parents, “understand that we don't have the final say, that the Superintendent has the final say but we still think it is important that the parents, teachers, and community's opinions are heard in what they want for a principal."