Bath County HS Principal Pete Pitard Resigns
Warm Springs, VA – Bath County High School Principal Pete Pitard has resigned. He resigned late Tuesday and his resignation has been accepted by School Superintendent Sue Hirsh.
At a meeting last week, the Bath County School Board gave Hirsh authority to accept specific resignations. Pitard resigned at the School Board meeting in June, after the board did not take action to restore the assistant principal position that it had cut from the budget. Pitard later rescinded that resignation, saying he could not do both the Principal and Assistant Principal jobs. The school board cited lack of money as the reason for the elimination of the position.
At the end of the fiscal year, the school system returned excess money back to the county and the amount returned was enough to fund the assistant principal position. At a School Board meeting last week, Board member Joyce Hevener made a motion to ask the Board of Supervisors to give the school system the money back in order to fund the assistant principal position, but her motion died for lack of a second and the board took no action.
Pete Pitard has worked at Bath County High School for twelve years. He was a Special Education teacher for one year, and has worked as Principal for eleven. It’s the longest a Principal has served at Bath County High School.