GCSC board poised to name Puckett superintendent next week

Monday, March 4, 2013
Dawn Puckett

Nearly three months after naming Dawn Puckett the acting superintendent of Greencastle Community Schools, the school board appears likely to make it official next week.

The school corporation has announced a board meeting set for 4 p.m. on Monday, March 11, in which the two main agenda items center on replacing Superintendent Lori Richmond.

Richmond has been on a leave of absence since Dec. 12, the same date Assistant Superintendent Puckett was named acting superintendent.

While it has been clear since that point that Richmond would not return, no official action could be taken until her contract situation with the school had been settled.

Details of those negotiations are not public record, but school officials have indicated a resolution was getting closer.

Notice of next week's meeting makes it clear a settlement has been reached or is imminent.

Following a call to order, the next item on the agenda is a "hearing on proposed Greencastle Community School Corporation superintendent's contract."

The very next agenda item includes removing the acting superintendent designation and employing Puckett as superintendent.

Besides comments from the audience and adjournment, no further business is on the agenda.

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  • GREAT MOVE !! An intelligent lady that will bring stability and direction to a great school system!!


    -- Posted by 4155573 on Mon, Mar 4, 2013, at 8:03 AM
  • GREAT. I'm looking forward to the positive changes that will be made at GHS under the whole new regime. We've needed this for a long time.

    -- Posted by waepc on Mon, Mar 4, 2013, at 9:12 AM
  • Things are already better with she and hessler

    At the high school everything is much calmer

    -- Posted by poorkids on Mon, Mar 4, 2013, at 1:52 PM
  • I WHOLE-HEARTELY appreciate all that Dr. Richmond did for our schools! She came in and unfortunately found many problems and illegal things that needed to be identified and corrected. She worked hard to do that for us and to set our future on the right course. This was surely no easy task, and NOT at all what she came to Greencastle to do, nor what she was told the job would entail. However, she did as was needed to set us all back on track even though it was difficult for everyone, probably especially her.

    Thank you Dr. Richmond, and we truly wish you well!

    I look forward to a positive future for our schools too as we move into the next phase. Let's appreciate all those, past and present, who care about our children.

    -- Posted by Valzo on Tue, Mar 5, 2013, at 5:57 PM
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