Teacher Matt Nelligan, who is facing a transfer from Guilerland High School to Farnsworth Middle School because of a cultural climate inquiry conducted by the administration, said he has not made any decision about filing a lawsuit against them.
`I’m keeping my legal options open. I’ve been forced to hire an attorney,` Nelligan said.
`Legal action has begun. He has hired an attorney,` said Mark Grimm, who sits on the town board, and supports Nelligan and teacher Anne Marie McManus who also faces the transfer.
`We’re going to start raising money. Whether or not they file suit is their business,` said Grimm.
The administration made the decision to move Nelligan, but he said the Board of Education, the highest entity in the education hierarchy, should overrule the decision.
`The Board of Education has a responsibility to review that decision. They have the power to overrule the superintendent and they should.
`I would like to think they can be fairthey can look at the evidence.`
A special meeting of the Board of Education is scheduled for Monday, July 7 at Guilderland High School. The meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. The board’s website states, `the purpose of the meeting is a personnel issue, probable Executive Session pending Board action.`