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Cascade Parents Still Puzzled Over Suspension of Principal

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Diana Wold has been with the Cascade School District for five years and was promoted to principal in 2014. - CASCADE SCHOOL DISTRICT
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  • Diana Wold has been with the Cascade School District for five years and was promoted to principal in 2014.


Parents in the Valley County city of Cascade said they are frustrated over being kept in the dark nearly a month after the principal of their community's main public school was suspended.

Diana Wold, 54, was hired in 2014 to serve as principal at Cascade's primary public school campus, overseeing kindergarten through 12th grade. She had served as a teacher and school administrator for three years in Cascade before being promoted to principal. On Jan. 13, the Cascade School Board abruptly put Wold on paid leave without addressing the issue publicly, insisting that it was a personnel matter.

This week's McCall Star-News reports Cascade school trustees met on the issue Feb. 2, but kept those proceedings behind closed doors. The Star-News also reports the district has since hired a Treasure Valley consulting firm to help "research and/or advise personnel, policy, district organization and position duties."

A number of parents came to the Feb. 2 meeting but were not informed about any of the details of the secret meeting.