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Pasco superintendent heads back to troubled middle school

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September

Amid mounting questions from School Board members, Pasco superintendent Heather Fiorentino is scheduled to return to Hudson Middle School around 2 p.m. this afternoon to talk to staff members.

She's slated to have private meetings with employees, some of whom have raised concerns about principal Terry Holback's leadership. Complaints in a recent climate survey indicated that teachers saw morale and confidence in the school declining with Holback at the helm. The school's state grade has dipped from A to C in that time frame.

More recently, board members have spoken about concerns they have about the campus upkeep.

Chairwoman Joanne Hurley said she asked Fiorentino to look into both matters while at the school. "She assured me she is going there today," Hurley said. "That is very good."

Fiorentino also visited Hudson Middle two weeks ago, but did not talk to many employees as she arrived after work hours on a Friday. We are told that this trip will include face time with teachers, although we were denied entry to the meetings. Let us know if you participate how things went.

[Last modified: Friday, September 21, 2012 12:56pm]

    

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