Superintendent suspends Fila for one week

March 4, 2010
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Statement of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Catherine C. Latham

I am deeply troubled by the penalties assessed to Lynn English High School by the MIAA with regards to the recruiting violations that were determined to have occurred. After meeting with all the parties involved and conducting an investigation, I have determined that, as principal, Mr. Andrew Fila must bear the brunt of the responsibility for the violations that occurred. I have suspended Mr. Fila for one week, without pay, for his culpability in this matter. I have also asked Athletic Director Gary Molea to set up a meeting with all Lynn English coaches, without Mr. Fila present, to make clear that it is imperative that all MIAA rules and regulations be followed at all times. We are determined to learn from past transgressions and do everything in our power to see they are not repeated.

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