I met the new principal today. I was happy to see that he was not wearing a suit. He's young (probably 40). He seems nice and not too full of himself but only time will tell.
I heard him say that he is not going to make too many changes. That was my opening.
"New Principal, the announcements are too long and too often. This morning they were disturbing to my AP students taking a test. In the afternoon, my class is difficult and the lengthy announcements make it even more difficult." To which he replied, "I agree. If things don't change please speak to me again in a few weeks."
Maybe there is some hope.