Franklin School board president Sabrina Backer would not give a reason why Gavin resigned, but confirmed the resignation. No additional details were made public, though there was no indication that it was anything other than Gavin's personal choice.
"I cannot thank Pat enough for all that he has done for Franklin Area School District," Backer said Saturday. "He has stepped in twice in the last few years to help us when we most needed it. Pat’s dedication to public education and all those involved in it has been evident since the moment he first walked through our doors."
Gavin, who had retired from his superintendent job in Oil City in 2018, first stepped up to help after the resignation of Pamela Dye in January 2020. He was acting superintendent until the hiring of Mark Loucks in April 2020.
When Loucks left abruptly in February of this year, Gavin stepped in again.
"He was a savior for us," said board vice-president Andy Boland. "Pat Gavin showed us what a superintendent can be."
The second action item on agenda will be voting on Gavin's replacement, but neither Backer nor Boland would say who that will be at this time. These items will be voted upon after an executive session during Monday's meeting.
The board meets at 7 p.m Monday in the Franklin High School library.