Written by Joe Rizza Friday, 27 November 2009 00:00
After being reassigned to the Central Administration offices in the Willis Avenue School last month, Meadow Drive School Principal Pat Molloy returned to her position.
Mineola Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Nagler said he could not give a reason why Molloy was reassigned other than to say that a resolution was pending. But she was returned to her position on Nov. 16.
“I recognize that this situation has been difficult for the entire Meadow Drive community, as Ms. Molloy is a well-respected member of the school family. Out of respect for her privacy, and the strict process the school district must follow as per New York State law, we cannot share details of this employer/employee matter,” wrote Dr. Nagler on his blog, “Nagler’s Notions” on the school district website. “I thank you for your continued support. The district looks forward to putting this situation behind us and anticipates a productive remainder of the 2009-2010 school year.”
During Molloy’s absence, many parents lobbied for her return to the school, a move the school board and administration eventually complied with. There has been no official reason as to why Molloy was temporarily reassigned, just speculation that it had to do with the nature of an email or emails that were sent from her district account.
However, there was a request for information under the Freedom of Information Law or FOIL that was planned to be submitted to the district clerk, asking for, among the documents requested, all documents and information regarding the attorney’s fees projected, estimated or contemplated to be paid by the Mineola School District with respect to claims against Molloy and which claims were brought against Molloy since July 2009 that resulted in her reassignment.