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Peter R. Greer, the interim superintendent of the Chelsea, Mass., schools, has announced his resignation effective July 1.

Mr. Greer, who is on leave from his position as the dean of Boston University's school of education to run the Chelsea schools, also will leave the deanship at that time to become principal of The Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair, N.J.

The academy is the largest independent, co-educational day school in the state, serving more than 1,000 students.

Mr. Greer said his decision to leave both the university and the school district, which is being managed by Boston University, stemmed from his desire to become involved with independent schools.

Bobby Bonilla, recently signed to a $29million, five-year contract with the New York Mets, is returning some of that wealth to four Bronx high schools.

Mr. Bonilla, one of baseball's highest-paid players, has promised to donate $500 for each run he drives in this season. The funds will go to four Bronx schools--Public School 77, Intermediate School 162, Herber H. Lehman High School, and Public School 72. Mr. Bonilla attended the first three schools and his wife, Millie, attended P.S. 72.

During the 1990 and 1991 seasons, Mr. Bonilla had 120 and 100 runs batted in, respectively. A similar performance this season would thus net $50,000 to $60,000 for the schools.

Mr. Bonilla has no incentive clause in his contract for runs scored, the Mets said; the money he donates will be his own.

The New York-born slugger decided at the last minute to include Lehman High in his largesse. He has snubbed the school since its principal forced the resignation of his beloved former baseball coach, Joseph Levine.

Arthur M. Zarrella has been chosen the new superintendent of the Providence, R.I., school district.

Mr. Zarrella, an associate superintendent for middle and high schools since 1988, was formerly principal of the city's Central High School.

Providence is the state's largest district, with more than 20,000 students.

Vol. 11, Issue 21

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