Elementary principal terminated, petition seeks to save her job

Friday, March 19, 2021

Alta-Aurelia School Board members voted this week to terminate the contract for Stacy Mueller as principal at Alta Elementary School, by a vote of five yes and two no. Termination takes effect at the end of the school year in June.

This is Mueller’s third year and the last year of probationary status for her contract. One board member made a motion to extend the contract for one year, but it was not seconded. The board did not discuss cause for the decision.

A petition was quickly established at the online site change.org, seeking to have the board reconsider the decision.

“If you have ever had any contact with Principal Mueller you know she has done awesome things for the kids, her staff, and the community! Let's show support and keep Principal Mueller for years to come,” the petition said. As of yesterday afternoon, 138 people had signed.