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Heazlitt back at helm of county alternative school

Six months after being relieved from her leadership duties at the countywide alternative school, Debbie Heazlitt of Corydon is again the school’s executive director.
‘It’s the same role as before. We didn’t have any problem with anything that occurred way back when,’ said Doug Dodge, president of the Harrison County Alternative Educational Corp. board.
‘She was obviously in good standing with us,’ he said.
It’s the same role with one exception: until the board posts the position and reviews applications, Heazlitt is the interim director. Dodge said the board hopes to make a permanent decision by the beginning of 2006.
Heazlitt’s duties will include day-to-day operations, granting-writing and ‘to shore up and run the group,’ Dodge said.
Heazlitt filed suit in Harrison County Circuit Court on Aug. 30. alleging defamation and blacklisting by Furthering Youth Inc. and its president, David Dillman.
FYI voted 7-2 to terminate Heazlitt’s employment as executive director of the Gerdon Youth Center in March. At that time GYC oversaw Gerdon Alternative School, then the countywide alternative school.
FYI and Harrison County Alternative Educational Corp. decided to part ways last month. The latter has temporarily relocated the alternative school to Harrison County Community Services in Corydon.