Four teachers and two specialists resigned from Assumption Elementary School in Millbury and the names of two others were on a resignation e-mail sent to Father Paul M. LaPalme, pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish.
They complained that they were unable to meet with Father LaPalme
and a diocesan mediator.
They said Father LaPalme
created a â€œdisrespectful and offensive environmentâ€ which they called â€œinconsistent with the basic values of Catholic education.â€ Father LaPalme
said they did not speak to him as a group or tell him their concerns.
said they did not give reasons why they wanted to meet with him and a third party, and he
didnâ€™t think this was the way to operate.
was surprised by their resignations because they all had signed contracts in June.