There are changes in the air for the Scarborough school system. On Sept. 1, Assistant Superintendent David Doyle will become superintendent with High School Principal Andrew Dolloff replacing Doyle. The system is in the process of finding someone to fill Dollof’s position.

Outgoing Superintendent William Michaud hopes to have a candidate for the high school principal by July 29. That way, he or she can be in Scarborough by Sept. 1, as the new school year begins.

However, according to Michaud, the number of applications the school system has received is low enough that the position will be advertised once again. “We’re certainly very optimistic and hopeful that we’ll receive more applications,” said Michaud.

As of last week, five applicants, four from Maine and one from out of state, were seeking the job.

“I was surprised that a school like Scarborough didn’t get more applications,” Michaud said, saying the current administration had made the school a desirable place to work.

“It’s the type of school that’s very attractive to folks. It should be a very competitive process,” said Dolloff, who has received around eight calls from principals interested in applying. He said that factors such as Scarborough’s location and the caliber of students are both large draws.

Although no names will be released, except for that of the final nominee, Michaud said the interviewing committee has already seen a few hopeful principals.

The committee, made up of parents and teachers, may have a nominee by July 29. If no principal is chosen by the beginning of the school year, Doyle will have to decide on an interim principal.

Dolloff said he would not be the choice for the interim. “I’d be more of a consulting role,” he said.

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