Crestwood Superintendent Appointment, Bus Contract Highlights 2016
By NICOLE FAY BARR
Correspondent

The Crestwood School District faced some drama in 2016, over the board’s superintendent appointment, as well as the threat of eliminating kindergarten and over the school board’s decision to switch transportation companies. Residents were vocal at many school board meetings, questioning those in charge and demanding answers.

The Crestwood School District saw some changes in 2016 and some drama, over the board’s appointing a new superintendent, as well as the threat of eliminating kindergarten and over the school board’s decision to switch transportation companies.

The last school board meeting of 2015 ended in contention as the board rescinded the appointment of Peg Foster as new superintendent. The Fairview principal was scheduled to take her post as superintendent on Jan. 8, 2016. The action came after three new members joined the board last December and, disagreeing with the previous board’s decision to hire Foster, rescinded the appointment.

In June, Foster filed a lawsuit against the district and the board, claiming that her civil rights were violated. She signed a contract with the district to take the superintendent’s position and, the complaint states, the board breached her contract “by attempting to rescind it without proper cause and without notice or a hearing.”

The district responded with a motion for dismissal, claiming Foster’s complaints were unfounded. A decision on that case is expected to come in late April of 2017, according to Joseph Joyce, attorney for Crestwood.

After the school board had rescinded Foster’s appointment in December, it readvertised for the position of