An online petition urging the Pleasanton school district to stop the reassignment of Terry Conde from her role as principal of Hart Middle has drawn attention to her pending move.
The petition, launched Saturday, had just over 100 signatures as of Monday afternoon. Parents and teachers posted messages lauding Conde's term as principal.
"Her 'student's first' mentality is a rare treasure among school administrators and something our school should not lose," the petition reads. "She is always available and willing to hear what a student needs to thrive and succeed. And most importantly, she is unapologetic for putting our kids first."
The school board voted Feb. 23 in closed session to approve her reassignment for unspecified personnel reasons. A timeline hadn't been announced for her removal and replacement as of Monday, and district spokesman Patrick Gannon said he cannot comment on specific personnel matters due to privacy laws.
"In consultation with cabinet members, I am responsible for managing and maximizing talent," interim superintendent Jim Hansen said in a statement about reassignments in general. "Our goal is to place staff in roles that have the most positive impact for the individual and for the district as a whole. Our current site administrator re-assignments are about optimizing talent."
Conde said she could not comment on her reassignment.