Pineville Independent School Board has chosen an interim superintendent to fill the vacant position of Terry Hayes. They started their school year Aug. 4, and Patrick Clore will serve as superintendent until a permanent replacement for Hayes can be found. Clore is currently contracted for up to a year.
Hayes tendered his resignation recently, and informed the Pineville Independent School Board he had accepted a position as superintendent for another district in western Kentucky.
In a statement read to the board, Hayes said, “I want to thank the board, the community, staff, students and everyone else that made me and my family feel so welcome when we arrived in Pineville. Your support has been, and always will be appreciated.”
The board approved and accepted Hayes’ resignation. His contract ended July 31.
Clore is a native of Pineville and a graduate of Pineville High School. He was a teacher for many years at Pineville high and principal. He served as their superintendent in the 80s and 90s as well.
“Mr. Hayes’ departure is a loss, we also see it as an exciting opportunity for Pineville Independent to move to the next level of success,” said vice chairman of the Pineville Independent School Board James R. Golden. “The board met with Clore and we were unanimous. Most of us have known Pat for a long time. We feel really fortunate to have someone of his caliber and experience. We called him and told him the situation and asked him if he would help us out, and he did not hesitate.”
The school board has begun actively searching for a permanent replacement for Hayes. They say there are already interested parties and they have started reviewing individuals.
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