New details released in removal of Washington High School principal

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WITN) – There is new information on an Eastern Carolina high school principal who has been moved to another job.

WITN reported on Tuesday that Isaac Lister, Jr. was no longer the principal at Washington High School.

The Beaufort County School System said the 45-year-old Lister was now serving with the Alternative Learning Program.

Lister was moved to that new job on Monday, according to information provided in a public records request that WITN made on that same day.

The public information, which was released Friday morning, says Lister is still being paid his $104,275.08 a year principal salary for his new job as instructional support leader.

Lister began his job as principal on July 1st and the school system hasn’t said why he was transferred on Monday.

The man has a two-year contract with the school system that says the agreement “does not create any right or interest in any particular duty, responsibility or position.”

The contract says Lister can be transferred to another job, and that transfer is not a demotion if his pay stays the same.