Franklin superintendent Mark. Loucks officially submitted his letter of recognition to the Franklin School Board president Sabrina Backer and vice-president Andy Boland early afternoon Friday. This paves the way for the board to put the item on Monday's meeting agenda and begin the process of hiring his replacement.
Loucks' contract with Franklin states he must give 90 days notice unless shorter time frame is agreed upon, Backer said. 90 days brings Loukes contract to May 11. According to an Altoona Mirror article yesterday "[Loucks] will start a 2.5-month transition period as [Claysburg-Kimmell] superintendent-elect, effective May 2, according to board documents."
Backer said Loucks has not asked for a shorter term at this time.
He was about half way through his four-year contract with Franklin, which was not set to expire until June 30, 2024. Loucks previously served as the superintendent of the Forbes Road School District, an elementary school principal in the Claysburg-Kimmel School District among other positions he's held in education.
The board will meet on Monday at 7 pm in the Franklin High School library.
Loucks has not responded to Eight &322's request for a comment as yet.
Read yesterday's story about Loucks' surprising decision leave and how the school board found out here.