The Abington school board has announced that Assistant Superintendent Jeffrey Fecher will succeed retiring Superintendent Amy Sichel.
The decision comes in the wake of a controversy over the board’s handling of a controversial $25 million gift from a Wall Street billionaire and Abington alumnus Stephen
Schwartzman, writes Kathy Bocella at philly.com.
The board came under fire when, months after the gift was announced, it voted to rename the high school after Schwarzman with virtually no public notice.
Sichel gave no indication that her decision to retire was linked to the flap.
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