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CCSD Superintendent Thomas on Temporary Medical Leave of Absence

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Clarke County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Xernona Thomas is taking a temporary medical leave of absence for the next several weeks. Thomas sent a letter to district staff and parents sharing the information. She began her leave of absence Thursday, January 6th and is expected to be out between five to seven weeks.

During this time, Chief Academic Officer Brannon Gaskins will serve as Acting Superintendent.

Thomas Letter:

Dear CCSD Community,

We have successfully kicked off the spring semester, and we could not have done it without the support of our students, staff, families, and community.

I am writing to notify our community of an important update about the Clarke County School District administration.

I started a temporary medical leave of absence on Thursday, January 6, 2022. I expect to be on leave for approximately 5-7 weeks and will not be engaged in the district's day-to-day operations.

During this time, Chief Academic Officer Brannon Gaskins will serve as Acting Superintendent.

While it is difficult to step away from CCSD, however briefly, I know it is in the best interest to concentrate on my health. I have complete confidence in Mr. Gaskins and my administrative team to continue to focus on our strategic priorities and do what’s best for our students. I am committed to returning to the school district as soon as possible.

I thank you in advance for your continued support of our students and schools.

Sincerely,

Xernona Thomas