LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Central School District's interim high school principal won't return to the job after Christmas vacation.
District Superintendent Randy Richards said in a press release Friday that Greg Camelo, who was recently reappointed to the interim position, has decided not to continue in the new year. Richards said the district will thank him for his service at Tuesday's school board meeting.
"The district is grateful for Mr. Camelo's service and for the fine job that he did," he said. "We hoped he would extend his service until the end of the school year, but he will not return after Christmas vacation."
Rick Retrosi will continue to serve as interim middle school principal for the remainder of the school year. The board had narrowed its search for a new high school principal down to one candidate, but that person withdrew his application, sending the district back to the drawing board.
As the board prepares to restart its search for a new principal, it is also considering what leadership model it wants to use at the middle-high school. In the past, the building has had a principal and an assistant principal, but many teachers, students and parents have told school board members they like having two principals: one for grades 6 though 8 and another for 9 through 12.
Richards said the district will start looking for a new, interim high school principal.
"The district's immediate concerns are to move forward with the new Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) during this year of learning and calibration and realign our curriculum to include the new Common Core Standards and advance the district during a time of great change in education in New York State," Richards wrote.