NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle High School Principal Don Conetta has submitted his resignation to the New Rochelle Board of Education, effective June 30, 2013.
The resignation was not unexpected and not thought to be related to the Justice Department investigation at the high school.
Conetta was hired on September 1st, 1992. He was Assistant Principal at New Rochelle High School before taking over the stop with the retirement of former NRHS Principal Don Baughman.
Conetta's tenure as principal has been riddled with controversy and scandal including the arrest of Marisa Anton, a librarian, for trying to have sex with a student, the recently announced Department of Justice investigation, highly questionable reporting of graduations rates, violent and disruptive incidents and much more. On the other hand, the football team recently won the New York State championship and the cheerleading squad won a national championship.