A new teacher started at Huff Elementary School this week to replace Patty Polifrone, the fourth grade teacher who left the school earlier in March following controversy over her teaching style.
Parents who were upset with Polifrone's alleged mistreatment of students -- they said she regularly yelled and ridiculed her fourth-graders -- told the Voice that she was escorted off the campus earlier in March and has been on leave ever since. During a board meeting March 19, a group of parents asked Mountain View Whisman School District trustees to fire Polifrone once and for all.
The next day, students in Polifrone's class received a letter from Burns saying their teacher would not be coming back for the rest of the year. Bernie started this week following an approximately week-long search for a new teacher.
Citing privacy laws on personnel matters, district administrators would not say whether Polifrone was terminated or is on personal leave, or whether she is coming back next year.
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