Burlington High School guidance counselor put on leave

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) The guidance director at Burlington High School has been placed on administrative leave. This is after the Agency of Education filed six unprofessional conduct charges against him.

Mario Macias has been accused of falsifying information, yelling at an employee and failing to maintain a professional relationship with a college student who was substitute teaching, among other claims.

The school district says this will give all parties involved the opportunity to engage in the Agency of Education's process.

In a statement, the Burlington School Board of Commissions said:

"The law prohibits the board from taking any direct employment action against Mr. Macias. Such action is under the authority of Superintendent Obeng, and the board endorses Superintendent Obeng's decision to place Mario Macias on administrative leave."