FAIRFIELD — Trustees of the Fairfield-Suisun School District, meeting in closed session Thursday, will select his successor, said Tim Halloran, who is resigning as Fairfield High School principal.
The agenda for the 5 p.m. closed session includes discussion of public employment for high school principals and other positions. A new principal would begin in July, Halloran said.
Halloran will attend the school board meeting, which begins in open session at 6 p.m., as part of his Fairfield High principal duties. He said he will not speak but has heard that students and parents may attend to comment about his resignation that’s effective next month.
“It’s a democracy,” the school principal said.
It’s a good thing if, at an open forum like a board meeting, “people want to express their feelings,” Halloran said.
People are fighting for their school, he said.
The 54-year-old has said secrecy is the norm in a school district managed by fear, intimidation and bullying. Superintendent Kris Corey said no evidence supports Halloran’s description and that an open, transparent district is important to her.
Halloran said the seven-member school board asks questions but stops short of difficult inquiries.
“Our board is very cordial, that’s for sure,” he said.
Halloran, who began as principal two years ago, said he doesn’t expect employment in the state after his remarks critical of Fairfield-Suisun School District administrators.
“I’ll probably never get an administrative job in California again,” he said.
“It’s a small community,” he said of school administrators.
Halloran said he’ll look for a smaller school district than Fairfield-Suisun and its enrollment of about 21,500.
The Fairfield-based school district is large with “a lot of layers” and “communication is more difficult,” Halloran said.
He said he’ll miss Fairfield High, but not the school district.
“I’m definitely glad to be getting out of that environment,” he said.
Trustees meet in the central office board room at 2490 Hilborn Road in Fairfield.
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