Karen Portis will serve as acting principal at West Middle School for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year. Mrs. Portis has been a teacher and administrator at West and has worked in the Rockford Public Schools for 35 years.
Mike Francis, who had been West’s interim principal since late January, fulfilled his obligation to the district. He exceeded the 100 days he is eligible to work as a retired principal, which prevented him from working the last 13 days of school.
A notification was sent to West families this evening.