CCPS Board of Education taps Elmer Thomas as interim superintendent

Published 11:03 am Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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Clark County Public Schools has a new temporary leader.

The CCPS Board of Education voted to appoint Elmer Thomas on an interim basis during a special called meeting on Tuesday.

Thomas recently served as interim superintendent for Danville Independent Schools and was superintendent for Madison County Schools from 2013-18.

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The board conducted interviews for the position during a closed session that last for little over two hours and indicated in a conversation with a Sun reporter after the meeting that it was looking for someone with experience to guide the school system as it begins the search for a new permanent superintendent.

The board and Dr. Molly McComas announced a “mutual parting” during a meeting on June 28. The two parties have come to a tentative agreement to release McComas from her contract, which the board ratified during the meeting.