SWL: Assabet Valley superintendent resigns amid $62 million renovation project

Southborough Wicked Local reports that Patrick Collins, superintendent of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School is resigning August 1, after controversy over the squeezing out of principal Mark Hollick.

“Students staged a walkout in June, and students, parents and alumni in large numbers have attended the last two School Committee meetings to show their support for Hollick. During the board’s public comment periods, some people have called for Collins to resign or be terminated.”

At a parent forum, Collins implied that “he was no longer welcome at Assabet.” He also stated that he was making a career change. “Change can be good and I really feel that things happen for a reason, so I’m ok with the change,” he said.

In a press release Collins states:

“I have enjoyed my service at Assabet and I am ready to move on to a new challenge . . .The district is in a strong financial condition and the renovation project is on schedule and under budget.”

The School Committee plans to hire an interim superintendent until they can find a permanent replacement.

The forty year old school has been undergoing renovations since April 2013 and is expected to be completed by May 2015.

For the full SWL article, click here.

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