Winamac High School Principal’s Resignation to be Considered by Eastern Pulaski School Board

The resignation of Winamac High School’s longtime principal will be up for approval during tonight’s Eastern Pulaski School Board meeting.

Rick DeFries plans to step down at the end of the school year after 16 years as principal, according to school board documents. It was announced last month that DeFries will take over as principal at Covenant Christian High School in DeMotte in July.

Board members will also consider an amendment to the school corporation’s bus replacement plan following a public hearing, along with the purchase of three 78-passenger buses. A few items related to the recent purchase of Chromebooks will be up for the board’s approval, including proposed user agreements for students and staff, as well as the purchase of Chromebook cases and iPad carts. The purchase of a new air conditioning unit for the band room will be considered, as well.

Tonight’s Eastern Pulaski School Board meeting starts at 5:30 EDT in the Eastern Pulaski Conference/Meeting Center. Following the regular meeting, board members are scheduled to hold a study session at 6:15, to discuss the asphalt and concrete project, as well as future projects. Board members will also get updates on the high school principal replacement process and eLearning.