The Carlton School District will begin its new year without a high school and middle school principal.

The school board will vote during a special meeting Friday, Sept. 6, whether to approve the resignation of Principal Barry Fischer, according to a meeting agenda released Tuesday, Sept. 3 — the first day of the school year.

Carlton Superintendent Gwen Carman said in an email to the Pine Journal that Fischer was offered a position with Duluth Public Schools, but remains employed by Carlton until the board decides to release him from his contract.

Fischer started working in Carlton in June 2018. He came to the district after less than a year as the alternative learning principal in the Worthington Independent School District.

The special meeting starts at 8 a.m. in the district office conference room.