CLEARFIELD – On Monday morning,GantDaily reported that Superintendent Richard C. Makin would be leaving the Clearfield Area School District to head the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science & Technology in Pleasant Gap.
Dave Glass, board president, addressed current media reports following last night’s regular board meeting. He said Makin has not reached a decision regarding his future with the district.
“We’ve known this was in the works for a while now. But we don’t have a resignation,” he said. He said they probably wouldn’t have Makin’s final decision for at least another month.
In the original report, Patti Weaver, business manager for CPI, stated Makin was hired to fill the executive director position at the institute at their March 8 meeting. In addition, she also said he was slated to start in the new position on July 1. She said his salary had been set at $125,000.
CPI was established in 1969 as the Centre County Vocational-Technical School. The institute serves high school students who are enrolled in the Bald Eagle Area, Bellefonte, Penns Valley and State College districts, according to the CPI Web site.
It also stated that over 1,100 additional adult students receive training annually at CPI. The institute offers more than 18 secondary programs, over 60 in-house adult and continuing education programs and more than 350 online courses.
According to a prior GantDaily report, Makin stepped into the superintendent position at Clearfield on Jan. 20, 2009. He was unanimously appointed by the board of directors at a special meeting in November 2008.
At the time of his hiring, Makin was set to serve in the superintendent position at Clearfield for four-and-a-half years. His term is scheduled to run through Jan. 30, 2013.
Makin has previously served as the superintendent of the Purchase Line Area School District. He has also previously served as the director of the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center.
Makin didn’t immediately return a call for comment on Monday morning.