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Article’s portrayal of Lombardi inaccurate

To the editor:

We are writing in support of Bryan Lombardi, assistant principal of Northampton High School.

In a recent Gazette article, Superintendent Brian Salzer faulted Lombardi for cooperating with the police investigation and instructing teachers to collect writing samples of all students.

Whether or not he was correct in doing so is not up to us to decide. However, we believe that the article gives an inaccurate portrayal of Lombardi.

We have found Lombardi to be a very effective vice principal. Both of our boys have attended Northampton schools since kindergarten and we think that Lombardi is an excellent administrator.

In the half-year that our boys have been attending NHS, he has been very approachable and very attentive to any needs or concerns that we have had; whether it be to address accommodations around a broken arm or concussion, academic needs or questions in general.

He responds quickly to phone calls and emails and solicits student and parent input into decisions that he makes. We believe the article inaccurately gave a negative impression of him as an administrator.

Susan Rhoads

Rita Anderson

Florence

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