Parents Want Principal Picked Soon

September 19, 1990|By Dianne Williams Hayes

Angry parents and students from South River High School are wondering when the Board of Education will choose a principal for their school.

After repeated calls to board members and a 400-signature petition asking that the school's acting principal be given the job permanently, about 20 frustrated parents attended Monday night's board meeting hoping a decision would be announced.

Personnel Director Carol Parham read a list of personnel changes that did not include any decisions about South River.

"We are the only high school in the county without a principal," Chuck Golch, president of the South River Sports Boosters, said after the meeting. "It's ridiculous."

He and other parents have requested that the board consider giving the job to acting principal James Hamilton.

"He knows what the school needs," said Sandi Watt, school cheerleader coach. "Everybody feels comfortable with him. He has been able to turn the school around."

Denny Love was also among the concerned parents demanding that the board hire Hamilton or someone before the school year is half over.

School Superintendent Larry L. Lorton said he could not discuss when a decision would be made.

"It is a personnel matter," Lorton said after the meeting. "A decision could be made tomorrow or at the next board meeting."

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