After a few weeks, that problem was resolved. Spicer would be principal of John L. Edwards Primary School (Carol Gans had officially resigned as principal of JLE but was still working in that job and being paid $1,000 a week--in addition to her pension--to do so), and Gavin would be sole principal of Hudson High.
All seemed well until the fall of 2012, when Gavin was charged with sexual harassment, and it turned out his accuser was HSCD superintendent Maria Suttmeier. Gavin was suspended and spent several months on paid leave from HCSD before he was reassigned to Questar III BOCES.
When the new alternative learning program known as "The Bridge" opened at the beginning of February 2014 in at 364 Warren Street, Gavin was building principal. Now, as reported in the Register-Star today, the New York State Department of Education has determined that Gavin cannot keep that job because he is not an employee of the Berkshire Union Free School District, which actually runs and staffs the program: "Gavin out as Bridge school principal."
According to the article, Gavin was offered a job as principal with the Berkshire Union Free School District, which would have allowed him to continue as principal of The Bridge, but he refused. Instead, it is reported that "Gavin will serve as a secondary school principal on special assignment to focus on district dropout-rate reduction and prevention." Suttmeier indicated that Gavin will be expected to "bring students back into the district that would have graduated in 2014, who would be able to earn credits through the district's Apex Learning online credit recovery courses" and "to ensure that necessary Regents Review courses are in place for students who have returned to school or are in danger of dropping out."
According to the website SeeThroughNY, Gavin was paid $127,658 in 2013.
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