See letter from new Head of School brought in after Cole was fired. He says he supports Cole's disciplinary decisions which makes no sense because parents are told the discipline files are destroyed after graduation. That language had to come from the school's lawyer Ron Breaux or the Chairman Don Carty. It sounds like a CYA statement so they wouldn't get sued again. But then Baad adds that discipline is not supposed to be a "brick wall" which we know from the D Magazine article that under Cole it was. So this sounds like an admission that he doesn't support Cole. One way or the other it is more of that Orwellian Doublespeak that characterizes the language of so many bureaucrats and their lawyers these days - including of course ESD.
Ron Breaux was the lawyer the school hired to help Meredyth Cole avoid lawsuits - and the only one with the power to stop her abuses. He had a troubled child at ESD who was absent and tardy a lot. The TEC requires students with ten or more absences to be reported. Because Ronald Breaux's son had exceeded this number, Meredyth Cole expunged his absence records. In return, Ron Breaux protected Meredyth Cole and her personal vendetta against boys who disagreed with or teased her son. Meredyth Cole and Ron Breaux had a cozy club and they along with Donna Hull ran the upper school - until the Board figured it out and fired Cole and demoted Hull.