Assistant superintendent April Howard was named interim superintendent of the Jackson County School System in a called meeting Monday night. Howard succeeds John Green, who resigned last Wednesday night.
The Jackson County Board of Education has another called meeting slated for today (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. at the media center at East Jackson Comprehensive High School. No agenda for that meeting has yet been released.
Monday night, the BOE made quick work of naming Howard to serve in the superintendent’s seat with a unanimous vote. The board has not announced any plans for hiring someone to fill the position on a long-term basis.
“I appreciate the opportunity to serve as interim,” Howard said. She also acknowledged the system’s difficult financial situation saying that the system has “significant challenges ahead of us.”
Green’s resignation last Wednesday came after several days of intense rumors that he planned to step down. Many expected Green to resign Monday, May 13, at the regular BOE meeting, but no action or discussion took place at that meeting regarding Green.
Wednesday’s called BOE meeting didn’t have an agenda about Green, but was rather called for the board to discuss and review a student disciplinary issue. But Green tendered his resignation and the board voted to accept it.
For the full story, see the May 22 issue of The Commerce News.
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