Friday, November 1, 2013

Idaho Principal Fired, But School District Won't Say Why

Posted By on Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 12:33 PM

School district officials remain tight-lipped but have confirmed that the principal of Kamiah High School has been fired. It's the second principal to leave the school this year. In April, then-principal Rolland Sullivan resigned after being charged with DUI.

But a mystery still surrounds over the ouster of current principal, Veneice Guillory-Lacy, who was placed on administrative leave in September and has now been terminated. The Kamiah School District Superintendent told the Lewiston Tribune, "She's no longer employed here. That's all I can say for the district anymore."

The Tribune reports that Guillory-Lacy's attorney said her client was placed on leave because her Idaho teaching certification had not yet received, but the Idaho State Department of Education had previously confirmed that her certification application was received in their office two days after she was put on leave. The attorney said that teaching certificate and principal endorsement were expected to arrive at the district's office in November.

The attorney added that her client "is considering all of her legal options."

Students at KHS made it known that they disagreed with Guillory-Lacy's dismissal, staging a Sept. 27 walk-out in her support. Meanwhile, another show of support came out of a meeting of the Nez Perce Tribe General Council. Guillory-Lacy is a descendant of the Nez Perce Tribe and grew up in nearby Lapwai.

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