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Principal of troubled Hernando County elementary school resigns



Jamie Young, a well-regarded principal who had been assigned the job of turning around D-rated Moton Elementary School near Brooksville, submitted her letter of resignation on Tuesday. She cited a lack of resources for the school, the site of several programs for children with behavior and learning problems.

The previous principal, Mark Griffith, was removed at the end of last school year, and a district investigation showed several violations of district policy, including failure to adequately respond to reports of bullying.

Young's resignation is effective Friday. Staying longer, she wrote in her resignation letter, "puts my certification at risk and goes against my philosophy as a leader."

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 1, 2016 7:21am]


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