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Principal, Asst. Principal on leave over surveys

Posted: 2:52 PM, Mar 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-08 12:01:45-05

The principal and assistant principal at Greeley West High School were both put on administrative leave Monday.

Greeley-Evans School District 6 is conducting an internal investigation into Principal Shelli Robins and Assistant Principal John Diebold, according to district spokesperson Theresa Myers.

The administrators were asked to leave the school Monday morning, according to Myers.

"Principal Shelli Robins and Assistant Principal John Diebold were placed on administrative leave today," according to a statement from Greeley-Evans School District 6. "District 6 administrators are looking into allegations of irregularities in the administration of parent surveys. The investigation does not involve any outside agencies, nor do the allegations impact the safety of students or the school community."

The parent surveys go out once a year and are presented to the Board of Education, school district officials said. They are also used as part of the Principal's evaluation.

The Greeley Tribune reported that the surveys ask parents whether they agreed with some basic statements, such as:

  • My child’s school is safe
  • I feel welcome at the school
  • I know how my child is doing in school
  • My child’s classes are challenging
  • When I have questions or concerns, I contact school personnel for assistance

Myers told Denver7 this year's survey was the same as the past few years.

Read the letter sent to parents Monday afternoon:

Dear Greeley West Families

I am writing to inform you of administrative changes at Greeley West High School. We ask that you read and share the following information with your student: Principal Shelli Robins and Assistant Principal John Diebold were placed on administrative leave today. District 6 administrators are looking into allegations of irregularities in the administration of parent surveys. The investigation does not involve any outside agencies, nor do the allegations impact the safety of students or the school community.

Assistant Principal Jeff Cranson has agreed to serve as acting principal. Bob Billings, Director of Student Life, and Kathi VanSoest, Director of High Schools, will be providing Greeley West and its staff with additional administrative support this week. If you have any concerns, please contact Kathi VanSoest at (970) 348-6260 or Acting Principal Jeff Cranson at (970) 348-5400. Your student’s health and wellbeing is of upmost importance. Should your student need additional support at school, please contact the counseling office at (970) 348-5400. Thank you for your continued support of Greeley West High School.

Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch

 

 

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