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The Barrington school district Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday night to confirm David Zucker as the new principal of Woodland School. Zucker officially will start his new job Monday.
After the vote and meeting adjournment, board members and Superintendent Anthony Arcodia congratulated and welcomed Zucker (pronounced “zooker”), as did several members of the public who had waited out the board’s hour-long executive session.
Zucker is a Temple graduate who taught in Philadelphia and recently served as the VP of student services at a charter school in Bucks County, Pa.
All board members present for the entire special action meeting voted in support of hiring Zucker. G. Scott Manlove was absent from the meeting with notice. D. Wayne Alexander was absent with notice, but arrived near the end of the board’s executive session; he chose to abstain from the vote for that reason.
Zucker takes over after a tumultuous period during which former Principal Mort Argoe resigned in connection with his handling of a bullying incident. Dozens of borough residents showed up at several school board meetings to question their handling of the investigation into Argoe’s actions.
Zucker’s contract is in place until June 30, 2013.
As noted previously on the Bulletin, the author of this blog, Mark Correa, is running for a position on the school board this fall. As always, I invite any of the other candidates to contact me if they would like to discuss any issues on this blog or use it to state their positions.