Superintendent to appoint OB School principal soon

In the wake of Oak Bluffs School principal Laury Binney’s June 26 announcement that he would resign this fall, James Weiss, superintendent of Island schools, said yesterday he hopes to appoint a new principal very soon.

In a phone call yesterday, Mr. Weiss said that over the past few weeks, he considered different options and made a couple of decisions about moving forward.

“First of all, I want the new principal to be on board by September 1, when school opens, and secondly, I want whoever we get to be kind of a long-term person, not an interim person for a couple of months or a year, but somebody who will bring stability and long-term leadership to the building,” Mr. Weiss explained.

“So I’m looking for someone who is going to be able to be there for a number of years,” he said. “And my hope is still to make that appointment within the next couple of weeks. I’m talking to a couple of folks, and hopefully, once I get that resolved, I can make the appointment.”