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Carlton principal is moving on

The Carlton school board is searching for a new principal after it accepted the resignation of Ben Midge at its meeting Monday. Under advice from superintendent John Engstrom, the district will seek to fill a position of elementary principal, which was Midge’s job before tacking on the high school grades two years ago in a cost-saving measure for the challenged district.

Engstrom said he expects there to be some remaining responsibilities at the high school, likely 10 percent of the job for a new hire, for which he could fill in alongside a part-time principal at the high school.

“The timing i...