Clay Community School (CCS) board members named the assistant superintendent as acting principal for the district in response to a change of an Indiana state statute.
The board met Wednesday evening for a special session at 6:30 p.m., in the North Clay Middle School Media Center to appoint an administrative personnel member to the position.
The appointment is a safe guard for the school corporation in the event that a local school principal is not available when/if school officials need to dismiss a teacher for extenuating circumstances.
At this time, Assistant Superintendent Tim Rayle is the administrative staff member who would take on the responsibility if needed.
However, if/when Rayle no longer holds his position, the new assistant superintendent would accept the responsibility.
CCS Superintendent Kimberly Tucker explained that if the school needs to terminate a faculty member and an acting principal is not/cannot be involved in an investigation or teacher evaluation, the appointed district principal could make the necessary decisions.
The resolution involves Indiana Codes 20-28-7.5-1 and 2.
Assistant Secretary Ron Scherb made the motion for appointment and Vice President Tina Heffner gave the second.
The board approved the resolution 6-0.
"In the event that a principal is unavailable, we have to have someone to function as a principal," Tucker said.
Meanwhile, board members accepted the resignation of one of the corporation's administrative staff members.
Mike Fowler's last day as the CCS Business Affairs Director will be Friday, Sept. 30.
Board members expressed they will miss Fowler during the meeting.
Heffner made the motion to approve Fowler's resignation and board member Jennifer Kaelber gave the second.
The motion was unanimously approved.
Board member Amy Burke Adams was not present at Wednesday evening's meeting.
The CCS board meets on the second Thursday of every month.
The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m., in the auditorium at Clay City High School.