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Barrington teacher’s appeal: details of the dismissal

Barrington teacher’s appeal: details of the dismissal

The recent decision filed by Rhode Island Education Commission Deborah Gist regarding former Barrington High School teacher Kelly McKenney’s firing and then subsequent appeal included a brief account of what took place prior to the district’s decision to put Ms. McKenney on paid leave. In late Jan. 2011, a social studies teacher at Barrington High

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Barrington teacher’s dismissal ‘good and just’ says education commissioner

Rhode Island Commissioner of Education Deborah Gist recently ruled against an appeal filed by former Barrington High School teacher Kelly McKenney, who was fired in 2011 after she allegedly helped two students cheat on an exam. Ms. Gist released the decision on Tuesday morning, Sept. 4, clearly backing Barrington school officials who first placed Ms.

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