While it's hard to argue that taxpayers should suddenly have to cough up a whole lot more money to keep Phil Streifer as school superintendent, it's not fair to say the deal that landed him a big chunk of cash from the state while he stays on in Bristol was secret.
The move was done in open session at a regular public meeting and the story was reported last November in the Bristol Observer. Here is the link. I'm not sure how the story fell through the cracks in the Press until recently, but these things do happen.
Criticize the agreement if you want. That's fair. But it wasn't really some kind of back room hush-hush thing. They did this right out there in public, as they should.
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