Former superintendent Melissa Jamula reportedly announced her retirement in June and officially retired Sept. 3. Since then, UM's assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, Jane Callaghan, has served as acting superintendent.
The board was reportedly caught off guard by Jamula's June announcement and felt that three months wasn't enough time to mount an adequate search.
"This is a learning experience for every member on the board,” said Board President Dennis Morello according to the Herald.
Read more about Upper Merion School District's search for a superintendent here.