SCHOOL BOARD STATEMENT

18 Jun, 2021

Media Statement

from the

MSD of Martinsville School Board

On behalf  of the Board of Education for the Metropolitan School District of Martinsville, Superintendent Dr. Jay Arthur, and Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Craig Buckler.

The MSD of Martinsville announces the departure of Superintendent, Dr. Jay Arthur, and Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Craig Buckler, effective June 30, 2021, so that Dr. Arthur and Mr. Buckler may pursue other interests and the District may pursue new leadership. Dr. Arthur and Mr. Buckler will, however, continue to aid the District in transitioning these responsibilities to new leadership.

“The Board extends its best wishes to Dr. Arthur and Mr. Buckler on their future endeavors,” said President Don Lipps, on behalf of the Board of Education. “On its part, the Board will soon begin its search for new District leadership, but the Board is dedicated to ensuring that this process will not disrupt the District’s operations.”

“I appreciate the District offering me the opportunity to lead this School Corporation, and I wish the District well,” said Dr. Arthur. Mr. Buckler also expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to serve in the District’s central office.