New Site principal’s hearing set for April 3

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BOONEVILLE – The Prentiss County School Board has set a hearing for April 3 at 5 p.m. for the New Site principal whose contract was not renewed.

Principal Ronald Clark requested the hearing after the board voted 3-2 on Feb. 26 not to renew his contract as principal unless he passes the administrator certification exam before the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Clark has taken the exam but did not pass all parts, and is taking a class to prepare for a retake.

Clark, a long-time coach, teacher and assistant principal, has served in the position for a year.

Superintendent Randle Downs has supported Clark’s reappointment, noting that the emergency certification he has from the state is good for three years.