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ST. Emile School has fired principal Bill Yaworsky after 15 years in the job.
"I have been relieved of my duties by the board," Yaworsky said Wednesday. "I have to be careful what I say," said Yaworsky, declining to give details of what happened last week. "I disagree with the decision. It's in the hands of my counsel."
There were reports in June of an internal squabble at the school, which, like all Catholic schools, is run by a parish board that includes the priest, parents and community members.
At the time, Robert Praznik, director of education for the archdiocese, said the dispute was over a possible change in school uniform policies, but declared Yaworsky's job was not in danger.
"Nobody has been fired, there are no plans for anyone to be fired. The principal is going to be the principal there again next year," Praznik said in June.
On Wednesday, Praznik said he cannot comment on personnel issues.
"The selection of principal of St. Emile School rests with its board of directors and pastor. Mr. John Talaga, who was the principal of Holy Cross School for the past seven years is now the principal of St. Emile School," Praznik said in an email.
St. Emile pastor Carl Tarnopolski and school board president Lucy Macchia could not be reached.
Yaworsky would not say whether he had any forewarning the board was about to fire him. The St. Vital school had 223 students last year in kindergarten to Grade 8.