Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has announced former superintendent Jim Causby will return to the district as interim superintendent starting July 1.
In a June 11 press release, the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education announced the selection and appointment of Causby, who previously served as interim superintendent for the district from August 2016 to March 2017.
Causby will replace acting Superintendent Patrick Abele, who had led the district's initial transition through the COVID-19 pandemic since late March, when former Superintendent Pam Baldwin was placed on medical leave.
In the press release, the board said Causby's prior leadership and experience with the district would lead to a stable transition and allow him to face the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. Board of Education Chairperson Mary Ann Wolf said Causby is "dedicated" to leading the district forward.
"It is clear that Dr. Causby is genuinely dedicated to strengthening the relationships he established during his previous tenure, meaningfully engaging with all of our diverse stakeholders, and leading the district forward with a focus on equity, and the health and safety of all students and staff,” Wolf said in the release.