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TC principals resign, retire

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The Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. lost two principals during the year.

Sara Maas, a 1988 graduate of Tell City High School was selected to lead William Tell Elementary School beginning with the start of the current academic year, but was placed on administrative leave, The News reported Oct. 6.

Employer-employee confidentiality prohibited administrators and school-board members from explaining the reason for the action, but a “Support Sara Maas” Facebook page said she received a picture on her cell phone that she showed to others. It was reported to administrators and deemed inappropriate, according to a description there, and 799 people had expressed support as of Nov. 10, when The News reported the board had accepted her resignation.

High-school Principal Dale Stewart announced in October, a day after his fourth grandchild was born, he intended to retire at the end of the calendar year.

He cited a desire to spend more time with the youngsters and what he called minor health issues. His career in education spanned nearly 39 years.