A new principal has been chosen for DeKalb High School.
James Horne is currently the assistant principal for academic programs at the high school; during a special meeting of the District 428 Board on Thursday night, he was named as the new school principal.
He’ll be taking over for Michelle Albano, whose contract was not renewed back in February; Horne’s salary will be slightly lower than hers, and board members settled on the figure after comparing the post with similar jobs at schools of comparable size.
The appointment of Horne is one of the last functions for the Board, as currently constituted; members-elect Jeff Hallgren and Valerie Pena Hernandez were not directly involved in the decision…but should be on board in time to help select a new superintendent.
Horne was one of 19 candidates for the position.