School Board Formally Votes To Fire PHCS Principal

School Board Formally Votes To Fire PHCS Principal

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In a controversial  move, the Parishville-Hopkinton school board voted unanimously Thursday night to end the employment of high school principal Virginia Doll. 

District residents had gathered names on petitions online and on paper asking the school board not to terminate Doll. 

Earlier this month, Superintendent William Collins said without explanation that Doll and the district had "parted ways."

She was well thought of by many parents and students. A number of them turned out at Thursday's school board meeting.

"There is a level of transparency that is lacking here," district resident Chelsea Snyder-Dennis said.

“Personally feel as if I don't want to come to this school and learn because it's not fun anymore,” high school student Allyson Smith said

Evan Harper, a coach and former teacher asked “Have two sides of this story been told, and heard, by the school board?”

School board president Tim Zellweger said the board made a decision it believed was in the best interest of the district.

He said it was a difficult decision to make, but was based on the facts.

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