Although Riverwood principal Chris Triolo’s departure came as surprise to many, overcrowding has been a recent controversy at the school.
Patch is awaiting official comment that the overcrowding concerns have been addressed. Riverwood capacity is about 1,300, but we’re told that currently 1,700 students attend the school.
The governance board recently voted to limit incoming Riverwood students to children from Ridgeview Charter Middle School; out of district students who have a sibling at Riverwood; and children of teachers and faculty at the school.
Last week, principal Triolo resigned citing a desire to be closer to family and has accepted another job. He leaves Jan 23rd and will be replaced by an interim principal.
Triolo was hired in October 2011 to replace former principal Eddie Echols, who was forced to resign following an audit report that revealed he used a school American Express Card for personal transactions, allegedly racking up $25,000 in charges.
Triolo has accepted a position in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System in North Carolina where he previously worked. Superintendent Robert Avossa was also hired from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System.
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