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Board offers no explanation for Friedell principal's resignation

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Oscar Uribe

Rochester Public Schools announced the resignation of Friedell Principal Oscar Uribe last week. No reason was given for the resignation.

During Tuesday night's school board meeting, the board directly addressed the resignation, but didn't provide much detail as why Uribe quit.

School board chairman Gary Smith pulled the human resources action approval off the consent agenda, on which was Uribe's resignation, to provide a little more explanation. The district said it could not comment further on the issue because it's a personnel matter.

"The board has received "many, many" emails asking the board to consider not accepting the resignation of Mr. Uribe," Smith said.

"I'd just like the public to know that there were some concerns raised by Mr. Uribe that required the district to conduct an investigation. We had an independent third party who completed an investigation in response to those concerns and after that was completed, Mr. Uribe voluntarily resigned his position from the district."


"On behalf of the board, I'd want to wish Mr. Uribe well in any of his future endeavors," Smith said.

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