HARVARD -- The School Committee last week mentioned plans for the Hildreth Elementary School principal search.

"We might be pushing this," Superintendent Joseph Connelly said. "Most current city principals don't want their parents or staff to know that they are an active candidate somewhere else too early."

Connelly added that it is, however, important that the vacant position is at least posted publicly. He thinks that if they can appoint a principal by February, that it will be early enough.