Readsboro secretary is not at fault for missing funds
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To the Editor,

At the January 27 legal proceedings in Bennington, there was a suggestion by Mr. Michael Heller’s attorney, David Silver, that someone else was responsible for some missing school lunch funds at the Readsboro Central School. Mr. Silver said that there no evidence to show that Heller took it, and that the person who was responsible for that money should be the prime suspect.

The fact that there may be no concrete evidence in the investigation regarding school lunch money should by no means imply that Readsboro school secretary Patricia Kidney had anything to do with the missing funds.

A parent from Readsboro phoned me to say how very concerned she was that Mrs. Kidney might be inappropriately under suspicion for taking those missing funds and asked if I would contact The Deerfield Valley News and make a statement to the fact of her innocence. I can say with 100% conviction that I and the business manager do not believe that Mrs. Kidney had anything to do with those missing funds. I do not believe that any member of the Readsboro School Board questions Mrs. Kidney’s integrity either.

Richard McClements, Ed.D.

Interim Superintendent, Windham Southwest Supervisory Union


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February 03, 2014
If Ms. Kidney believed Heller was taking lunch money in the school year of 2012-2013 then how can Dr. McClements make Kidney invisible when Dr. McClements did not become Superintendent until the summer of 2013?

Why did not Ms. Kidney make her thoughts known to superiors?