Swampscott School Committee members have urged the high school principal to stay put, knowing he has applied for positions at other schools.
Principal Layne Millington is one of three finalists for the principal position at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School.
He has also applied for at least one other position, though the identity of that school has not been announced.
At Wednesday's Swampscott School Committee meeting, Chairman Larry Beaupre said students' test scores are improving at the high school, the students are being accepted to colleges they want to attend, and staff members and parents have expressed their satisfaction with the principal's work.
The chairman asked the principal to give serious consideration to a fulfilling career in Swampscott.
Committee member Ted Delano said he had heard from students and teachers who have said the school has done well under Millington's leadership.
And committee member Jaren Landen said she has received almost a dozen emails from teachers and a couple dozen emails from parents stating they hope the principal stays at Swampscott High.
The committee member wished the principal luck in his job search but said she very much hopes he stays at SHS.
Millington, formerly the assistant principal at Belmont High School, has been at the helm at SHS since July 2010.
The successful candidate for the Peabody position is expected to be announced by Feb. 27.