Gooding School Superintendent Receives 'No Confidence' From District Employees

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A Magic Valley school superintendent is under fire after receiving a "no confidence" vote from 90 percent of her district's employees.

This morning's Twin Falls Times-News reports that Gooding School District Superintendent Mary Larson has only been on the job since July, but district employees are accusing her of "abuse of power to silence employees, firing an employee without cause, violating employees' right to confidentiality, creating a hostile environment and creating an employee handbook without employee representation, according to a letter from employees to the district school board.

And now the Times-News is reporting that the Gooding School Board has voted to retain an independent facilitator to work with faculty and staff in hopes of ironing out the dispute. The facilitator is expected to cost $5,000-$6,000.