At a Monday meeting of the Oil City Area School Board, school superintendent Joe Carrico announced his retirement, effective August 8
Carrico cited as the reasons for his decision a desire to spend time with his family, including a six year-old child, and the major developments in the school district that might require more time and attention than he might be able to devote. Those developments include the possible closing of one school, a proposal to build a new facility and a plan to outsource jobs for custodial and cafeteria services. Carrico also hinted that his decision itself helps save the district money, as Oil City currently operates with two administrators.
The other administrator, assistant superintendent Pat Gavin, was named by the school board as interim superintendent. Carrico offered to serve as an unpaid consultant to the district for a period of up to two years.