Superintendent Responds to Lincoln High School Walk Out Over Principal Search | NBC 7 San Diego

Superintendent Responds to Lincoln High School Walk Out Over Principal Search

Hundreds of Lincoln High School students walked out class Thursday, demanding the school district hire a permanent principal.

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    San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten said changes are still being made on the number of teachers and staff members facing layoffs.

    (Published Friday, May 19, 2017)

    The San Diego Unified School District superintendent admits it has taken awhile to hire a new principal at Lincoln High School however that is to be expected.

    “I fully intend to see us all the way through this process where they will have the leadership that they need,” Superintendent Cindy Marten said.

    Hundreds of Lincoln High School students walked out class Thursday, demanding the school district hire a permanent principal. The school has been without a permanent principal for nearly a year.

    Parents and students say they want current Vice Principal Jose Soto to serve as permanent principal.

    The district has said Soto is not being considered for the position at this time. Interviews with potential job candidates are scheduled next week.

    The vice principal has made no comment on the protest.

    “We’ve seen great gains at Lincoln,” she said. “I want to see that continue.”

    Marten mentioned La Jolla High School and Serra High School recently went through a similar process to find a qualified candidate for open principal positions.

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