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Three More Principals Out As Change Sweeps Through Wayne Schools

George Washington, Schuyler-Colfax, Lafayette and Wayne Hills will have new administrators next year.

Four schools will have new principals next year after sweeping changes made Thursday night in the Wayne Public School District.

Officials have begun searching for new principals of George Washington and middle schools, and .

The moves are a result of resignations, promotions and unrenewed contracts, but Superintendent Ray Gonzalez would not offer specifics about the reasons for each change.

Mary Jane Tierney and are the principals of George Washington and Schuyler-Colfax, respectively. Stella Cosmas is the principal of Lafayette.

The three have nearly 100 years of combined experience and collectively earn about $420,000 yearly.

"The district administration is continuing to work closely with the Board of Education toward a reorganization of the overall Wayne Public Schools administrative structure," Gonzalez said in a statement. 

Officials are also planning to reorganize the administrative structure of the district’s special education, guidance and athletic departments.

“For next year, we're reconfiguring how we manage all district programs in and out of the classroom, with a goal of most effectively serving our students in the most efficient way possible," Gonzalez said in a statement. “We've yet to make final decisions on the structure, but expect to do so in the coming weeks. Ultimately, the final model will streamline and standardize the process of making and implementing educational decisions."

As part of the reconfiguring, the board voted Thursday .

The board also voted Thursday to  as principal of Wayne Hills High School. Beckerman announced he was leaving earlier this week.

More than 8,500 students attend Wayne public schools.

Warren May 01, 2012 at 02:07 AM
Al , Call me cynical but we need to connect a lot of dots. Who brought him in, which politicians side with him, who are his educational and political enemies? These are just a few questions that need to be answered. I think that most would agree that our school system is in rapid decline. Some of the root causes may be directly attributable to the political legacy in Trenton. Like real estate, politics and education are local. Ultimately, the BOE and Supt. are responsible for all doings within the district. part of the problem in our society today is that the concept of responsibility is gone. Hopefully, Al i am wrong on this issue, but I doubt it.
Rex miatke May 01, 2012 at 11:32 PM
No Warren you are not wrong on this issue. You are straight on.
Al Scala May 02, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Warren & Rex........Some of the things you mention, I both agree and disagree. Do I think Scott Rumana had input on this selection? Yes I do. Scott has been trying to gain favor with the Latino vote in his District. Besides, In my opinion, Bob Ceberio won't make a move without his approval. Do I believe that our system is in decline? Yes I do. Do I think there is a lack of transparency as to what is going on with the Board? Most definitely. Do I think there is a relationship between Dr Gonzalez and Rumana? No! Do I think Dr Gonzalez is corrupt? Absolutely not! Do I think he is a good leader or can be a good leader? Absolutely. Are there politics going on with this BOARD? ABSOLUTELY. More than ever before. However, because Dr.Gonzalez was selected by them, do I feel Dr Gonzalez should be dragged through the mud? Absolutely not! I think he's entitled to a "honeymoon" period. Give him a chance! If he could somehow deal head on with the Board and get what he wants done,he'll be a good Superintendent!
Rondo May 08, 2012 at 04:29 PM
A couple years ago, we couldn't hire 1 principal and snuck someone in right before the school year started. Now we expect this board to select 4? Doubt it.
Paul D. May 18, 2012 at 05:16 PM
give it time....all things will work out...


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