The Springs School Board convened a special session Thursday morning to unanimously appoint Christopher Sarlo as interim principal.
Eric Casale, the current principal, will undergo spinal surgery on Jan. 6. He is expected to return to his post in February.
Mr. Sarlo was a principal of East Hampton High School and in 2005 served as the interim principal of the Springs School. As interim principal this time around, he will serve from Jan. 5 until Jan. 31.