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June 14, 2017

Watertown -  Beginning on July 1 Immaculate Heart Central School will operate with several structural changes.
In 2004, the four parish schools of Watertown and Immaculate Heart Central High School were joined together under one Education Council, similar to a public school Board of Education, but with limited jurisdiction. 

In 2016, in order to emphasize the unity of the system from pre-k to 12, the Education Council voted to change the official name of the system from Immaculate Heart Central Schools to Immaculate Heart Central School.

In recent times, the organization provided for a principal for the elementary school with offices at the primary building (grades pre-k to 3) on Winthrop Street, a vice-principal at the intermediate school (grades 4-6) on South Massey Street, and a vice principal and principal at the high school (grades 7-12).

In addition, there is a finance officer and a director of advancement.  The two principals, the finance officer and the director of advancement have been equally responsible to the Education Council.  However, there has not been one person in charge of and responsible for the total day to day operation of the school.

Beginning on July 1, there will be one school principal for grades pre-k to 12 located at the high school. 

The school principal, in addition to being head of school, will serve as the principal for grades 7 to 12. Each of the elementary buildings will have a vice principal, each of whom will be responsible for the day to day operation of the school, including, but not limited to, the academic program, student activities, and communication with parents. 

These two vice principals, the fiscal officer, the director of advancement, and the high school vice principal will report to the school principal. The Education Council will be charged with hiring the school principal who, in turn, will hire all other personnel as needed.

The Education Council will begin a comprehensive search to fill the position of school principal.  In the meantime, Joseph Orobona will serve as interim school principal beginning July 1.

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