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State revokes license of former guidance director

February 16, 2019

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Education has revoked the education license of a former Burlington High School guidance director charged with unprofessional conduct.

The state hearing panel found Thursday Mario Macias created a hostile work environment, was incompetent at his job and inappropriately confronted a student witness in the case.

Other charges of falsifying a student transcript and improperly supervising an Advanced Placement test were dropped.

Vermont Education Secretary Dan French says the decision demonstrates the strength of the state’s licensing process.

Macias’ lawyer says he needs to review the decision before commenting.

The Burlington School District says their attorneys are reviewing the ruling and possible next steps.