Richard C. Hunter, who was officially put on notice Thursday that his contract as superintendent of Baltimore's schools would not be renewed, went to work yesterday still saying he hoped the school board would change its mind.
Dr. Hunter, who was out of town Wednesday and sick Thursday, encountered reporters during a holiday program at school headquarters on North Avenue. He said he would keep on working to the end of his contract July 31.
"When I make a commitment, I make it," he told a reporter. "It's not one I break."
Dr. Hunter broke both of his two previous contracts in places where he had been serving as superintendent. He departed Richmond, Va., with one year remaining on his contract. He infuriated Dayton, Ohio, by announcing he was breaking a five-year contract there only nine months into the job.