SOMERSET, NJ - “Welcome home, Lou.”
Superintendent John Ravally and the Franklin Township Board of Education said they were thrilled to have Louis Solomon, a former educator and head football coach in the district, back in Franklin.
Solomon will reignite his career in the township as a vice principal in Franklin High School. Prior to returning to Franklin, he was the assistant principal at Lawrence Middle School in Lawrenceville, N.J. Before leaving for Lawrenceville, Solomon spent 22 years in Franklin as a special education history teacher, dean of students and 11-year head coach of the FHS football team.
When Solomon left the district to get experience as an administrator, Ravally said he warned his new employers that he’d be coming back to Franklin.
“I promised when they took him that we’d take him back and here is after gaining a little bit of experience to fill a void that we have and we’re really happy about that,” Ravally said.
Solomon’s connection with the township runs deeper than his rich history as an educator here. The return to his alma mater solidifies his status, as Board President Nancy LaCorte said, as “a Franklin Warrior for life.”
“I’m always excited to come back home,” Solomon said. “Being able to come back and represent the town that gave me so much and be an education leader here, I’m excited about the opportunity and I’m blessed to be a part of it.”
Meanwhile, as the Sept. 5 return to school approaches, Ravally said parents and students should be on the lookout for bus passes and class assignments, which should arrive by mail next week.
He said bus passes are being mailed out Friday and Monday, so “they should land in mailboxes, I would guess, by mid next week.”
Elementary homeroom assignments, elementary packets and middle school schedules will be in the mail by the end of the week and should arrive by the beginning of next week, Ravally said.
“Please realize that we intentionally hold the release of this kind of information until around now because we make final staffing adjustments and do the things necessary to best balance the class sizes throughout the district,” he said.
The returning guidance counselors will work on high school assignments early next week, with schedules anticipated to be available Wednesday or Thursday.
“Check your mailboxes,” Ravally said.
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