Spring Valley teacher avoids being firedAs the clock passed midnight into Tuesday morning, the lights went out in the lunchroom of Spring Valley High School.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
SPRING VALLEY--As the clock passed midnight into Tuesday morning, the lights went out in the lunchroom of Spring Valley High School.
For Kristin Larson, the hope was it wasn’t a sign of things to come.
Larson, a fifth-grade teacher at Spring Valley Elementary School, was fighting for her job as the local school board was deciding her fate in a meeting that started at 7:30 p.m. Monday. By 12:15 a.m., they had reached a decision of 4-3 against non-renewal, pleasing Larson and the crowd of over 60 people who stayed throughout.
“I’m very relieved,” Larson said later Tuesday morning, with the sounds of students in the background. “It’s a huge monkey off the back. I felt like I could have run home.”
Monday’s meeting was the third and final in a series which brought out emotions not seen in a long time.
For more please read the Feb. 27 print version of the Herald.