School incident claims three jobs in Lynnfield

By GAYLA CAWLEY

LYNNFIELD — Jennifer DiBiase, the principal of Summer Street Elementary School, has resigned and two people who were employed with the town’s METCO program are no longer employed there following an incident on a school bus, according to Lynnfield School Superintendent Jane Tremblay.

Tremblay confirmed that the principal of Summer Street Elementary School has resigned in order to pursue another career opportunity. The school’s website lists DiBiase as the principal.

“I have thanked her for her service and wished her well in her new endeavor,” the superintendent said in an email.

Regarding an incident between two students on a school bus, Tremblay said federal and state confidentiality laws prohibit her from providing details.

“The incident has been addressed in accordance with school district policies,” she wrote.

Andrea Grossman, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Children and Families (DCF), said in an email that DCF has received a report regarding the incident and is investigating.

Tremblay declined to identify the two Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO) employees who are no longer employed with the program.

The (METCO) program provides minority students from Boston an opportunity to attend public schools in participating suburban school districts.

Lynnfield Police Chief David Breen could not be reached for comment.


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