It’s not much, but at least South Hadley school superintendent Gus Sayer is back from vacation and defending the school system’s response to the bullying of the late Phoebe Prince. And, unlike school committee chairman Edward Boisselle, Sayer manages to do so without making it worse. Here’s Sayer, in Peter Schworm’s Boston Globe story:
No one turned their back on this. I think we did everything we could. If I thought I had done something wrong, I would resign. But I think we did our best.
We’ll see whether that’s the case. But Sayer is saying the right thing.
Meanwhile, Boisselle, whose sneering dismissal of District Attorney Elizabeth Scheibel’s report that teachers and administrators knew Phoebe Prince was being bullied but did nothing has touched off a firestorm, appears to have taken the wise course of action and kept his mouth shut since talking to the Boston Herald on Tuesday.
Sadly, the Springfield Republican reports that no one is running against Boisselle as he seeks re-election on April 5.