Superintendent to appoint OB School principal soon

Superintendent to appoint OB School principal soon

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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.”