Mt. Ascutney Board Statement - June 18th, 2020

Dear Parents, Caregivers, Staff and Community:

The Mount Ascutney School Board is very aware of the recent controversy surrounding their decision to place Principal Riley on paid leave.  We want to make sure that all decisions going forward are consistent with the district’s support for leadership behavior, equality and inclusion.  We now must determine how best to proceed.  

We believe it is unwise to rush into any decision regarding a plan moving forward.  While the Principal is on paid administrative leave, we are working together to evaluate what is best for our students, our school and our community.  Then, after careful consideration of all the information, we will make a decision regarding next steps.


Elizabeth Burrows, Chair
Amy McMullen, Vice Chair
Beth Carter
Kris Garnjost
Nancy Pedrick
Bill Yates