published Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Dr. Tom McCullough's suspension lifted by Superintendent Rick Smith

CHATTANOOGA - Just days after an online petition attracted hundreds of signatures, Hamilton County School Superintendent Rick Smith has lifted an unpaid suspension he had imposed on former Signal Mountain Middle/High principal Dr. Tom McCullough.

Smith had suspended McCullough for the final 44 days of his contract, claiming the principal had not followed district policy in reporting the actions of seven staffers who had reportedly used alcohol on a student trip to the Bahamas. The suspension would have cost McCullough approximately $13,000 in salary.

McCullough said he could not comment on the new development, and Smith could not be reached.

Read more at WRCB.

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