Trustees in the Dixon Unified School District have decided to part ways with a high school principal after just one year on the job.
Members of the Dixon Unified School District Governing Board on Thursday voted unanimously to dismiss Dixon High School Principal John Barsotti for the 2012-13 school year. As Barsotti was a first-year probationary employee, trustees had the authority to determine whether or not it wished to have him continue into a second year of service, according to school officials.
The action by the Board means that Barsotti will officially end his employment with the district as of June 30.
The announcement came shortly after Barsotti was involved in what had been dubbed “Promgate,” an April incident at the school’s junior prom. The event made headlines regionally when 35 Dixon High School leadership students were denied entry to the prom after school officials found a water bottle onboard a chartered bus that allegedly contained alcohol.