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After spending less than one-hálf year as a No. 2 man in the Ann Arbor School District administration, D e p u t y Superintendent for Operations Frederick D. Holliday will return to Philadelphia to be the principal of an elementary school there. The Philadelphia Board of Education last night unanimously approved Hollidav's appointment as principal of Gideon School, effective Jan. 3. "My family and I have decided that we want to return and live in Philadelphia," commented Holliday today. "I plan to resume my commitments as a consultant with the American Development and Assistance Corporation and to also pick up on my writing," he said. Holiiday also indicated that members of bis family in Philadelphia were in poor health at the present time, and this was another factor in his decisión to return home. The 45-year-old Holliday was formerly principal of Gratz High School in Philadelphia, but left that position to accompany Dr. R. Bruce McPherson to Ann Arbor when McPherson was named school superintendent here - succeeding W. Scott Westerman - in April. McPherson quit his job as associate superintendent for policy, planning and development in the Philadelphia School District to become the Ann Arbor School District's top administrator. Holliday was one of three school administrators who left Philadelphia to follow McPherson here. Holliday was formally approved as deputy superintedent bv the Ann Arbor Board of Education The other two former Philadelphia I school officials who were approved for ■ positions here were Phillip Mcllnay, I Deputy Superintendent for Planning, and I Mildred Bautista, assistant to the I superintendent. I A native of Philadelphia, Holliday received his BA from Temple University there. McPherson, in a prepared statement, indicated he would ask the Ann Arbor I School Board to release Holliday from his three-year contract. Holliday received an annual salary of $28,750. "I will miss Fred Holliday greatly," McPherson said. "He has given superb service to the Ann Arbor commumty, even in his short tenure here. I know that he will be missed particularly by our building principáis, with whom he has worked very closely. I wish him well in his new work. It will be very difficult for us to replace him." The school superintendent a d d e d , however, that he hopes to find a successor to Holliday immediately. Added McPherson: "While I am keenly disappointed to see him leave Ann Arbqr, I have absolute respect for his integrity and for the honesty of his decisión." One person who is apparently not unhappy to see Holliday leave Ann Arbor is Philadelphia Board of Educateon President William Ross, who at last night's meeting there reportedly expressed "great satisfaction" with Holliday's return to the Philadellphia School District. iiii-- Ml