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Southwestern school board approved assistant principal to sign legal documents in absence of superintendent

The Southwestern Consolidated Schools board approved Brady Days to have the authority to sign legal documents presented by the school system treasurer in the absence of the school system having a superintendent.

At a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, Days, Southwestern High School’s assistant principal and athletic director, was approved 5-0 and will serve until a new superintendent is hired.

“We have assigned the two principals (John Tindall at the high school and Josh Edwards at the elementary school) to take care of the emergency decisions as far as bus breakdowns or weather-related. They will collaborate together,” said school board president Jim Emerick after the meeting. “We are trying to spread the workload out.

“We asked Mr. Days if he would be interested and he said whatever it took to help.”

Days is not being given the title interim superintendent clarified Emerick.

“He is authorized to sign legal documents,” he said.

With this decision in place, the school board can now start the process of finding a new superintendent.

“Now that we have this behind us and we have the schools safe, and we know the kids will get here and get home the way they are supposed to and we have somebody to sign papers, we can move on to the other stuff,” said Emerick.

Superintendent Curt Chase’s resignation was approved at this month’s school board meeting. Chase was the high school and junior high school principal for a decade before becoming superintendent prior to the 2020-2021 school year.

Chase has accepted the position of Director of Operations in charge of transportation, building grounds, safety and technology for the Rushville school system in his hometown.