The Eastside Catholic Board of Trustees reaffirmed at a parent and faculty meeting Thursday evening that the school will not be rehiring Mark Zmuda, the vice principal who was fired after school officials learned he had married his male partner.
Zmuda, 38, has acknowledged he was aware of Catholic doctrine and knew he “was not in full compliance with his employment agreement,” according to a statement released after the meeting.
The board said the school will “remain a Catholic school and will support the teachings of the Catholic Church.”
The school’s president, Sister Mary Tracy, resigned earlier this week following protests and petitions asking for Zmuda to be reinstated. Zmuda said in a video released in early January that Tracy told him he could keep his job if he divorced his husband and then had a commitment ceremony. The school’s attorney has denied Zmuda’s claim.