Pugh to lead Lafayette schools

By The Associated Press

OXFORD — Adam Pugh hadn’t even started his job as assistant superintendent for the Lafayette School District and now he’s been hired as superintendent.

The Oxford Eagle reports Pugh’s contract was approved this week by the Lafayette County School Board.

He will become superintendent on Jan. 1, 2012. His contract runs through June 30, 2014.

With the current superintendent, Mike Foster, set to retire in December, the school board hired Pugh as an assistant superintendent from July to December this year with the intent that Pugh would be named superintendent in January.

Pugh previously served as principal of Lafayette High School for seven years before moving to Pontotoc as superintendent for the past two years. He will leave his position with the Pontotoc school district on June 30.