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Laurel school board votes to not renew contract of high school principal despite student petition

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LAUREL, Mont. -

The Laurel School Board votes to not renew principal Ed Norman's contract at the recommendation of Superintendent Linda Filpula. The vote came during a Monday night school board meeting. 

Parents at the meeting tell KULR-8 that dozens of teachers, students, and others stood up in support of Norman Monday night, and a petition with hundreds of student signatures has been circulating to keep him. The parents say students will be protesting at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday at Laurel High School. They said some of those students plan to skip school.

Laurel High School students have turned to Twitter to voice their concerns over the decision and to thank Norman for his work at the school. 

We have placed calls to several school board members and have not yet heard back. Parents at Laurel High School tell us he was recently terminated without cause, but the details on why his contract will not be renewed are unknown at this time.

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