Colusa hunts new principal
In the midst of the outcry over Steve Peters' resignation as Colusa High School principal, the board of trustees began plotting its strategy to recruit his successor.
Superintendent Larry Yeghoian announced the Colusa Unified School District will recruit an interim high school principal to finish the year; a selection is possible late next week. The school board will concentrate on outside candidates, mainly retired high school administrators.
Recruiting for a permanent principal, to take office on July 1, likely will start in January or February.
Peters' predecessor, Robert Hulbert, is not a candidate to return as principal, Yeghoian said.
Meanwhile, Peters said he would stay at his post through Friday, his final day at Colusa High, before taking the helm Monday at Armijo High in the Solano County city of Fairfield. But he lamented the lost opportunity to work close to his family and his Williams home, where he moved a year ago.
“I'd built my whole life into coming out here,” he said Tuesday night in a telephone interview.
Peters admitted to conflicts with Yeghoian but revealed little more about the rift and his resignation, instead saying the dispute shows the school district's need to keep a better pulse on students and townsfolk alike.
“Maybe people will get better access to the board,” he said. “Maybe the board will be more visible to the kids. Maybe the board will talk to the principal more.”