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Ex-School Business Manager to Challenge Termination

Ruth Quinn Berdell was officially dismissed from the school department last week.

Wellesley's former school business manager, who , considers her dismissal wrongful and intends to fight back.

According to a March 18 Boston.com article, former school business manager Ruth Quinn Berdell, who was put on when it was made public that she would receive totaling $86,000, will challenge her dismissal in arbitration.

Between July and March 13, the date she was dismissed, Berdell was paid $183,364 in comensation, according to Boston.com.

The story says Berdell’s 2011-2012 academic year salary was $138,211, which she will not receive in full, the story says.

Berdell has worked in the Wellesley school business office for over 25 years. She has been the school business manager since 1997.

MJ March 20, 2012 at 04:48 PM
If she wants to drag her name deeper through the mud, so be it. She's been treated with kid gloves but if she wants the gloves to come off, I say let the depths of her incompetence be laid out for all to see. We all know it anyway.
KHS March 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM
She said that in her defense, only a month prior to her dismissal, the superintendent wrote in her review that she was lucky to have her as an employee. This is one incompetent complimenting another, and sadly, has contributed to her delusion that she was doing a good job.

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