- By Andrew Marra Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Olympic Heights High School’s principal is stepping down for the rest of the school year to help care for his wife, a middle school principal who went on leave this summer, according to the school district and a media report.
Principal David Clark, who has led the high school west of Boca Raton for seven years, announced Tuesday that he will be taking an extended leave for the rest of the academic year.
His wife, Polo Park Middle Principal Ann Clark, took a leave of absence several weeks ago and was temporarily replaced by an interim principal last month at her Wellington campus.
David Clark did not respond to a message seeking comment, but he told school staff Tuesday that he was taking leave to help his wife with ongoing health issues, according to The Torch, Olympic Heights’ student newspaper.
The school district alerted school parents Tuesday about Clark’s departure and said that it would hold meetings with parents and staff “as we strive to continue the positive educational momentum of Mr. Clark’s leadership.”
The A-rated high school west of Boca Raton enrolls about 2,000 students.
Clark told faculty Tuesday that he hopes his temporary replacement will be named next week, The Torch reported.