Khelfaoui, Fired in Lowell, Lands Job in Greenfield

November 16, 2018 GMT

GREENFIELD -- Salah Khelfaoui, fired as Lowell superintendent of schools Wednesday night, has been hired to lead a Western Massachusetts virtual school.

He will take over as executive director of the Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School on Nov. 26.

“Dr. Khelfaoui has a wealth of experience as a technology administrator, online teacher and administrator, and in public school administration,” the outgoing executive director, Judith Houle, said in a letter to the school community on Friday.

The Lowell School Committee voted 4-3 to fire him on Wednesday. His firing was tied to a budget mess for the school system.


Khelfaoui once led the Winchendon school system, near Greenfield.

Khelfaoui and Greenfield school officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

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