HOLTVILLE — The school board here on Wednesday formalized the hiring of a principal for Holtville High School and accepted the resignation of Brian Thomason, principal of Finley Elementary School.
The board has yet to name a superintendent for the district but is expected to meet at 6:30 tonight to discuss filling the position.
Board members said they do not expect to make a decision on the superintendent tonight.
By a unanimous decision, the board named Juan Leal to serve as principal of the high school. Leal, 39, comes to Holtville after serving as an assistant principal at Central Union High School for five years.
"Leal came very highly recommended," said board Chairman Bill Thornburg Jr., "We are very excited to have him on staff. He has experience in many areas."