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Deane-Porter Principal Resigns

Letters, emails circulated

Deane-Porter Principal Richard Karas has resigned after a decade with the Rumson School District, effective July 1.

Once school let out today in Rumson and parents sorted through their children's backpacks, news spread and emails were sent to Patch saying that letters went home today notifying all of Karas' impending departure.

One parent, who did not want to be identified, said that the "texts are flying" over the news. Another reported that, according to the letter sent home, Karas will be taking a position in Jackson.

There was no indication that the sudden resignation was tied to any sort of conflict or controversy.

Administration was not available for comment as of press time.

The letter will be posted as soon as Patch obtains a copy.

According to the Rumson School District Web site, Karas, first came to the Rumson district in 2003 as assistant principal of Forrestdale school.

Prior to that, "he taught eighth grade science in Freehold Township for four years," his bio on the site said. "Karas also taught 7th and 8th grade science in Denville Township for five years. He has both a BA and a master's degree in secondary science education from Rutgers University. In 2003, he received his second master's degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Rutgers University."

* This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

Enough April 19, 2013 at 09:29 PM
No indication that the resignation was tied to any conflict or controversy...Let's recognize that tenured administrators don't leave a district after 10 years if there's not a problem, and the problem is the superintendent! Mr. Karas was wise enough to jump off a sinking ship, and let's hope that the BOE finally recognizes how dissatisfied parents and staff are with Dr. C-S. She has a horrendous reputation, and she seems to care nothing about the students and programs in the district. Please, Rumson Board of Education, give Dr. C-S her 60 days notice now!
Mitch Cumstein April 20, 2013 at 01:33 AM
Mr. Karas will be missed. He was a gifted Principal.
J.Lane April 22, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Mr. Karas is a dedicated administrator and will be missed. We should congratulate him on his career advancement and not try to turn everything that happens, in the Rumson School District, into something it is not. Small districts often suffer turnover in School administrators.

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