The Central Valley School District will soon have a new superintendent as current Superintendent Rich Hughes has announced he’s vacating the position.
Dr. Hughes has served as Central Valley’s superintendent since January 2015, two years after Ilion and Mohawk school districts merged to form the Central Valley School District. As Hughes put it in his farewell message on the district’s website, “Central Valley was born out of the economic need to change by the merger of two long-time rivals.”
Hughes says he’s leaving the position to take over as superintendent for the Frontier Central School District in Hamburg, Erie County. He will start in his new position at the end of January.
“Immediately there will be many unanswered questions about what the future holds for CV,” a portion of Hughes’ farewell message said. “I have no doubt that if Central Valley stays on the educational and fiscal path we set over the past couple years, Central Valley will continue to improve and rise to the top in the valley. I want to thank each of you for being a part of my life and allowing me to be a tiny part of yours. No matter where life might take the Hughes clan, Central Valley and Thunder pride will be in our hearts.”
To view the full statement, click here.