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Several principals leaving Franklin Co.

June 06, 2007|by JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, PA. - The 2007-08 school year will be bringing administrative changes to Franklin County, Pa., with several high schools losing principals soon.

In the Waynesboro Area School District, Jon Bilbo will exit as high school principal in favor of a job out of state. The Hanover, Pa., U.S. Army veteran joined the district in 2005.

"We don't have any other anticipated administrative vacancies or changes," Waynesboro Superintendent Barry Dallara said.

The Greencastle-Antrim School District is preparing for the June 29 retirement of Jack Appleby, who was with the district 34 years, according to Greg Hoover, acting superintendent.

Assistant Principal Edward "Ed" Rife, a graduate of Messiah College and Shippensburg University, recently was named Appleby's replacement.

A lifetime Chambersburg, Pa., area resident, Rife is finishing his third year with the district. Rife previously worked in the Chambersburg Area School District, where he was dean of students at the high school.

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I'm "excited to take over the building. We have great students and a great staff," Rife said.

Rife, who enjoys spending time with his 9-month-old, talked about moving forward as a team.

Chambersburg Area School District Superintendent Joseph Padasak said administrative positions are being filled in his district, too.

"We do have several principal openings in our district," Padasak said.

Two elementary school principals are leaving, and Padasak anticipates two openings on the secondary level.

Two administrative spots will be open in the central office, he said.

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