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Hancock Principal Resigns

Hancock Public Schools will start the school year without a high school and middle school principal.

Former principal Ezekiel Ohan submitted his resignation following the end of the school year, effective July 1st.

The Hancock Public School Board of Education officially accepted his resignation at their July meeting on Monday.

Ohan had been the target of criticism by some parents despite the recent achievements of the school district.

He had also declined to alter his contract at the request of the school board in regards to contract extensions.

Board President Dale Kero said new Superintendent Steve Patchin is conducting a listening tour with faculty members before the district embarks on a campaign to fill the principal position.

Athletic Director Chris Salani had the title and duties of Administrative Assistant added earlier in the school year and will perform some of the duties of the principal.

It will be a busy few months for the district as the board works to fill the vacancies of several staff members, including those caused by the recent resignations of Varsity Football Coach Ted Holmstrom and JV Coach Grant Holmstrom.

Kero said several new hires were already approved at the latest board meeting and they are now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the school board created by the resignation of trustee Mary Babcock.

The term for the open seat expires in December 2022 and applications for the position will be accepted until Friday, August 9th.

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