But the School Board has pressed ahead to maintain all three posts, based on input from students and current administrators.
The school’s administration, like every district in the state, is tasked this year with conducting the Annual Professional Performance Review for all teachers, which involves monitoring each teacher’s classroom performance.
In addition to the three principals, Richards’s job as superintendent will also soon be vacant.
His contract was not renewed last year by the School Board and is set to expire June 30.
“I will be using some accrued vacation time and will work until Memorial Day weekend,” Richards said Monday.
He plans to leave the district after that.
“I’m not sure yet what’s next. I’ve been doing some interviewing,” he said of his plans for the future.
The sea change in leadership means virtually all four top administrative positions in Lake Placid schools will be new hires.
The superintendent said the school community appreciates “Mr. Perez’s leadership as both elementary principal and director of special education during his two years with the district.”
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