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Students, Parents Upset Over CB East Coach's Firing

The district will not say why the school’s field hockey and lacrosse coach was let go after just one season.

A group of parents and students attended the Central Bucks School Board meeting Tuesday to voice their opposition to what they believe was an unfair dismissal of the school’s field hockey and lacrosse coach after just one season.

Supporters of coach Dipi Bhaya have launched an effort to sway the district to reverse its recent decision to fire the coach. However, in a statement during Tueday’s meeting, Superintendent David Weitzel said the decision will stand. He said Bhaya was reviewed by three administrators, who decided to let her go. 

Officials would not comment on why Bhaya was terminated. She had just completed her first season at Central Bucks East.

In addition to attending the school board meeting, a Facebook page, Support for Coach Bhaya, was created on Dec. 28.

"The girls that we have raised are strong, compassionate and better for knowing Dipi Bhaya. The parents that spoke tonight showed their daughters that truth does not fear the public eye," the page administrator wrote after the meeting.

Nitrogirl January 15, 2014 at 11:23 PM
Let's be transparent here and tell us why the coach was let go. Either the school district is hiding something or some mommies and daddies didn't like their precious girls playing too hard. All I've read about this coach shows she's an excellent coach, on and off the field.
neighbor January 16, 2014 at 07:51 AM
We paid her paycheck - the public deserves to know.
Jona franklin January 16, 2014 at 10:03 AM
I agree that we, the public who pays for the livelihoods of the coach, and those who fired the coach, should be told the reason for firing this woman.
Marybeth Kohutanycz Schwartz January 16, 2014 at 10:19 AM
"Like" Support for Coach Bhaya at https://www.facebook.com/supportCoachBhaya to get a clear picture of the coach and understand that this is a far greater issue.
LaFaun Reed January 16, 2014 at 10:22 PM
What do we look like......mushrooms??? We have EVERY right to know EVERYTHING concerning our schools. It's our money, what do they have to hide this time?

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