A pair of long-time principals in the town of Hartford announced this week they will be resigning from their positions at the end of the school year.
High school principal Joe Collea and middle school principal John Grant have a combined 41 years of experience within the school district, but will retire after the conclusion of their one-year contracts.
Collea, who has authored a book on the Civil War, is now 68 years old, and has said he plans to continue working on another book. Grant, who is 58 years old, has said he plans to join his wife who moved West last year to be closer to the couple’s two adult children.
Both principals were paid salaries of slightly over $100,000 a year, and the district expects a slight savings upon hiring new principals with slightly less experience.
The Hartford school district has already begun the process of filling the empty seats.