Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Superintendent Pam Baldwin has been placed on medical leave. Assistant Superintendent Patrick Abele is now taking her place in leading the district through the transition to at-home learning.
In an email to parents on March 25, Baldwin said her leave would take place immediately.
“Despite our best intentions, sometimes life gets in the way and modifies our plans, our calendars, our goals and our aspirations," Baldwin said. "I have been reminded of that again recently as I met with my doctor."
Baldwin shared that she intends to return as soon as her doctor allows.
The CHCCS PTA Council said it was too soon for them to comment on the change, but said they wish Abele well in leading the district as CHCCS resumes coursework. Despite the change in leadership, CHCCS said it is acting quickly to address students’ needs during the COVID-19 crisis.