Protest over tech school’s leader

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As the Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School Committee negotiates Superintendent Edward Bouquillon’s new contract, selectmen in one of the district’s member towns have urged against renewing the agreement.

In a scathing letter sent earlier this month, the Carlisle Board of Selectmen argued that Bouquillon’s contract shouldn’t be renewed in light of a recent report that found he violated state procurement rules and may have attempted to circumvent the law by splitting bids on certain contracts.

“Having reviewed the information available to us relating to the recent purchasing and financial management activities at the school that have come into question, we understand that a report has determined that several such incidents were inappropriate and potentially illegal,” the May 10 letter states. “We find this highly disturbing behavior by the leader of one of our educational institutions.”

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