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Freedom Schools lose both administrators


April 20, 2017

The Freedom Board of Education met Monday night and voted to rehire all certified staff, although Chad Warford, basketball coach, had turned in his resignation under new business. Also, Principal Michael Long is facing major shoulder surgery in May and he is resigning. He also mentioned that Lauren Blubaugh had applied for a job at a private school near Wichita. Above, from left, is Russell Reed, Shane Morris, Frieda Burgess, secretary Patricia Dauphin, Shan Wilson, Donald Simmons and Principal Michael White. Video of this meeting may be seen at

This school year, the Freedom Public Schools have been operating with a part-time superintendent and a full-time principal. A couple meetings ago, Superintendent Freida Burgess told the board she was experiencing some health issues and would resign at the end of the fiscal year. Monday night, Principal Michael Long's resignation was accepted by the board. That means the district will face a new year with totally new administrators.

Long told the Newsgram that he was facing serious shoulder surgery in May that would require him to be bed-ridden for two and one-half weeks. He presented a doct...

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