News Brief: Little released by school board


Andrew Tapp

The school board and Acting Superintendent Patrick Mapes work and meet in PTEC.

David Worland, Reporter

The Perry Township School Board announced in a press release that it has “voted to discontinue the district’s employment relationship” with Superintendent Dr. Thomas Little after nine years of service. Little had been on medical leave since Oct. 4.

Acting Superintendent Patrick Mapes spoke with The Journal and says that both he and School Board President Ken Mertz were scheduled to discuss the timeline for naming the new superintendent yesterday. Mapes is putting himself up for consideration after “holding the position for a year already.” The press release went on to say, “The Board is grateful for Dr. Little’s nine years of service. His contributions and accomplishments within the district are valued and appreciated, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.”