FULTON, NY – The Fulton City School District has opted to extend an interim appointment for the principal role at G. Ray Bodley High School.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe have arranged for Mike Egan to stay on at the high school through June,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Superintendent Bill Lynch said.
A retired superintendent, Egan was brought on in August to fill the vacancy created when former principal Dennis Dumas announced his decision to retire. Lynch pointed out at the time that Dumas would leave the high school prior to his official retirement to work on special projects with the district.
Egan agreed to step in on an interim basis. Familiar with the building, Egan served as assistant principal and principal at GRB for 13 years. Later, he served as assistant superintendent and superintendent for 15 years.
Lynch said that the district started the recruitment process but has opted to hold off until after the new year to resume its search.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe are fortunate to have Mr. Egan at the high school to offer stability there as we try to work some things out at the high school,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Lynch said. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIt also gives potential candidates the ability to fulfill their obligations to the districts that are employing them now.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
Lynch said that he anticipates the search reopening in January. Interviews should be conducted through February and March.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œWe will make our selection by the end of the school year,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â he said.
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIt is great that Mr. Egan has agreed to do this for us,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Lynch added. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œHe is certainly entitled to enjoy his retirement but it is obvious that he still enjoys working with kids.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â