Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

USD 501 Will Make Second Push to Dismiss Bishop Principal

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

USD 501 Will Make Second Push to Dismiss Bishop Principal

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Topeka Unified School District 501 administrators are putting forward a second recommendation to their school board to end the employment of Bishop Elementary principal Amanda Czechanski.

Will Lawrence, Czechanski's attorney, said Tuesday the district had informed him the item is intended to appear on the Thursday evening school board agenda.

As of Tuesday afternoon, USD 501's communications director said it hadn't yet been added to the agenda "but could still be added between now and then."

USD 501 suspended Czechanski in January. Superintendent Julie Ford first pursued dismissal two weeks ago, but the board declined to vote on the resolution.

The meeting drew dozens of Czechanski supporters upset by the district's decision and frustrated at the lack of any public explanation. …

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