Correction: 7/20/12 – It has been announced by Brent Abrahamson on The Massachusetts Observer that Amy Allen will become District's new Director of Instruction and Assessment. Obviously she would not be a candidate for the position of principal as a result. I apologize for the error.
The agenda for the next Southbridge School Committee meeting will contain a new business item calling for a single principal for the new Southbridge Middle/High School. Indications are that the current majority on the School Committee favor the proposal.
It has been reported to the O’Zone that, in light of this expected development, school superintendent Eric Ely had a meeting this morning with current Southbridge High School Principal William Bishop.
At the meeting Ely informed Bishop that, in the event of such a policy choice, Mr. Bishop would not be his choice for principal of the new school.
Indications are that, should there be a single principal, Amy Allen, current principal of Southbridge Middle School, would be the frontrunner for the dual position.
UPDATE: While Ms. Allen may be under consideration, it is by no means certain that she will receive the appointment.