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January 9, 2004

Hearing on blind school superintendent's job wraps up

From: KTVB, ID - Jan 9, 2004

Associated Press

BOISE -- The hearing on the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind's superintendent wrapped up Thursday.

Attorneys for both sides still have to submit written closing arguments before hearing officer Charles McDevitt makes his non-binding recommendation to the state Board of Education.

At stake is Angel Ramos' job as superintendent of the school. The board suspended him in July, claiming Ramos failed to carry out a management improvement plan. Ramos denied the charge and vowed to fight for his job.

Parents and teachers testifying yesterday said the school had been changing for the better under Ramos' leadership. They said progress stalled after he was suspended.

Ramos is the first deaf superintendent at the school.

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