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Despite Losing Job, Rollingwood Principal Departs Gracefully

The San Bruno Park School District has hinted that Rollingwood and Crestmoor will share a principal next year, but no plans have been put in place yet, which has left many parents and teachers concerned.

Despite Losing Job, Rollingwood Principal Departs Gracefully

Rollingwood Elementary Principal Schrene Whitmore bid her final adieu to the school last week, as .

Whitmore was only at the helm for a year and was let go discreetly by the San Bruno Park School District in a way that still has many confused.

According to Superintendent David Hutt, Whitmore was the only principal to receive a "non-reelect letter," which meant her “term of service ends at the current school year.”

The school board has expressed a desire to have one principal run both Rollingwood and Crestmoor Elementary, whose , next year. Part of the reason Crestmoor Principal Ryan Haven left, he said in a letter to parents, was because being asked to be a principal for two schools wouldn't allow him to responsibly balance his work life and his family.

To this date, however, no plans have been publicly announced about a replacement. And many are still wondering how two schools will share one principal, especially when no one has been hired yet.

Whitmore has attempted to make her departure as graceful as possible with a final princpal's message in the school's weekly newsletter, which was sent out to parents at the end of last week:

"It has been my honor to have served as your principal for the past year here at Rollingwood School. As you have most probably heard, I will not be here next year, due to the drastic budget cuts that San Bruno Park is suffering. I do not know as of this print who will be your principal, but it has been rumored that you will be sharing one with another school. Know that you have a wonderful group of teachers that will continue to teach your student, and they will continue to make sure that Rollingwood is the best it can possibly be. After all “you can’t hide that bulldog pride.” Continue to be proud of the school, our staff, and of the wonderful families here. I wish each of you a wonderful summer, and success to each of the students. I will miss you."

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