Boynton Beach principal reassigned, under investigation

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - A major change at Boynton Beach High School just weeks before the start of school. Principal Guarn Sims has been removed from his position and reassigned pending an investigation.

The Palm Beach County School District confirmed Thursday that Sims is under investigation. But they also said they have not notified parents, leaving many community members with a lot of unanswered questions.

When Boynton Beach High School resumes on Aug. 13, it will be overseen by District Administrator Anthony Lockhart.

The district wouldn't comment further on why Sims is under investigation. 

Sims has a 24-year history with the Palm Beach County School District. He was appointed to lead Boynton Beach High School last year after a call for change when the school's state grade fell to a D. 

"This information has also quickly filtered through our city and communities, and we find ourselves answering concerning questions from community leaders, teachers parents, and students," the Boynton Beach Coalition said.

They say they don't know the circumstances surrounding his reassignment, but they want the district to act fast in its investigation.

"With 3 weeks left until school reopens, we are lobbying school board administration to process and conclude their investigation as expeditiously as possible with fairness, transparency, and integrity, in the best interest of the school, community, and students," they said.

WPTV reached out to Sims for comment, but we have not heard back. The Palm Beach County Teacher's Association says it's aware of the situation, but will not comment until the district's investigation is complete.

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