Weston-McEwen principal to step down

Dan Greenough's resignation will lead to a shift in duties for district administrators.

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ATHENA -- The Athena-Weston School Board has accepted a resignation request from Weston-McEwen High School Principal Dan Greenough, which will lead to administrative changes next school year.

Superintendent Jerry Copeland said he will take over leadership of the district's high school, while also continuing to oversee the district as superintendent. Copeland currently serves as both superintendent and principal of Athena Elementary.

The elementary school duties will be taken over by Weston Middle School Principal Lori Mills, who will oversee both schools.

The School Board accepted Greenough's resignation request during its regular monthly meeting on Monday. The changes are effective July 1, for the start of the 2011-12 school year.

Also during the meeting, the board approved a layoff of a full-time certified position at the high school. Copeland said a specific position hasn't been selected yet, but will likely be picked in the coming weeks. The RIF is expected to save the district about $70,000. Copeland said he does not anticipate any more RIFs or layoffs as the district prepares next year's budget.

The board also approved contracts for its classified employees for the coming school year, which includes a salary freeze.

Maria P. Gonzalez can be reached at mariagonzalez@wwub.com or 526-8317.

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