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Elementary School Principal Expected to Retire

Kenneth Kaplan, principal of Randall Carter Elementary School, expected to step down mid-August.

Kenneth Kaplan, principal of Randall Carter Elementary School, is expected to retire from the position in mid August.

The Board of Education is expected to accept Kaplan’s retirement at a meeting Thursday.

Kaplan could not be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon. District schools are closed for winter recess.

Kaplan’s retirement would begin Aug. 16, the agenda shows. His annual salary is approximately $152,000.

Kaplan’s pending retirement is the latest in a series of moves involving school administrators. New principals took over at several schools this year including George Washington and Schuyler-Colfax middle schools, Ryerson and Lafayette elementary schools, and Wayne Hills High School.

District officials are accepting applications for three “anticipated” principal positions, one each at a district elementary, middle and high school. The listings don’t specify what institutions candidates would be applying to work at.

Superintendent Ray Gonzalez previously said that soliciting resumes in such a manner is a “somewhat common practice” and helps the district “expand our database of qualified candidates.”

To view a copy of the meeting agenda, click here.

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Flood Plain February 20, 2013 at 05:03 PM
What will be the size of her pension? I'm afraid to hear the answer!
Justice February 20, 2013 at 07:36 PM
I thought it was a he. Who knows
Misti February 20, 2013 at 09:02 PM
I was involved in the Wayne school system for almost 20 years with my 3 boys. Mr. Kaplan was the best Principal we ever had. He is a great man and I wish him luck with his future. Misti Pollaro
Concerned Parent February 21, 2013 at 12:28 PM
In my years in Wayne, I have been involved with 6 different principals. Mr. Kaplan is by far the best of the best. The children of Randall Carter have been so blessed to have him - and they are all better people for the influence he has had on their lives. Our township is losing a wonderful man and an awesome principal, and he deserves a long, happy and healthy retirement.
Nose Wayne February 22, 2013 at 02:46 AM
Have a happy and healthy retirement Mr.Kaplan, You will leave many memories with all the children you cared for.

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