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Friday, February 9, 2007

Parents question why principal didn't make cut

WELLESLEY

With the two finalists for school superintendent due to appear at forums next week, the Wellesley School Committee this week felt the heat from some parents for not including a third: Middle School principal John D’Auria.

A group of parents showed up at Tuesday night's meeting to show their support for D'Auria. School Committee chair Mike Young defended the process, saying his panel thoroughly interviewed and considered all the candidates.

“We hold our Middle School principal in the highest regard,” Young told the audience. D'Auria has since indicated he would probably take a position in another town.

Next week, the public can question the finalists at separate forums to be held at the high school library. Framingham Superintendent Christopher Martes appears at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Bella Wong, an Assistant Superintendent in Wellesley, appears at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

--Lisa Keen

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