Elementary school principal fired, leaving questions about what she did

CREATED Oct 30, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct 31, 2013

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GREEN BAY - The Green Bay School District announced Wednesday that the principal at Nicolet Elementary School has been fired.

Officials say Melissa Ellingson's employment was terminated two weeks ago. They will not give a reason for her firing.

The district released the following statement Wednesday afternoon:

"In the Green Bay Area Public School District, the safety of our students and staff members is our number one priority. On October 18, 2013, Rebecca Swanson was named Interim Principal of Nicolet Elementary School, in light of former principal Melisa Ellingson’s termination on October 16, 2013. As a district, we want to assure our families that at no time during Ms. Ellingson’s employment with the district, was the safety or education of students and staff compromised. A letter was sent home to Nicolet families on October 18, 2013 that announced Rebecca Swanson as the new interim principal.

For protection of privacy and to stay compliant with confidentiality protocol, we cannot elaborate further on reasons for the termination. In all cases, district employees are dealt with fairly using standard district protocol. Melisa Ellingson had been with the district since August of 2011."