By ALEX MALM
Warwick Superintendent Lynn Dambruch said that she is recommending to the Warwick School Committee that Wyman Elementary School Principal Ronald Celio should be …
By ALEX MALM
Warwick Superintendent Lynn Dambruch said that she is recommending to the Warwick School Committee that Wyman Elementary School Principal Ronald Celio should be fired.
Dambruch said that over the last month the Director of Human Resources Kim Ruggieri “has led a formal investigation, reviewed by both myself and our leadership team, following an incident involving Wyman Elementary School Principal Celio and the restraint of a student.”
Celio was formally placed on administrative leave on April 8 after the incident was reported.
“Our investigation concluded this incident did not follow Crisis Prevention Intervention protocol and procedure for this student scenario. Warwick Public Schools has reported this incident to both the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families and the RI Department of Education pursuant to our statutory reporting mandate,” Dambruch said in a statement Sunday night. “This is a difficult decision but with a heavy heart, I am recommending to the Warwick School Committee that Mr. Celio be terminated from his position, The safety and well-being of every child attending Wyman Elementary School and all of our Warwick Public Schools is paramount, and my recommendation is consistent with this belief and made with our students in mind.”
Dambruch said that the interim administrators Roy Costa and Sara Hess who are currently in place will continue to serve in that capacity.
A date for the hearing wasn’t set at the time of publication.