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Anticipating the retirement of current Superintendent Dr. Jeff Holmes at the end of the school's fiscal year, the Clinton Board of Education named its replacement Tuesday night.

 width=Curt Nettles comes to the Clinton District from Lexington and will be the successor to Dr. Holmes. Starting in the fall, the Board of Education has been interviewing candidates for the position. According to Nettles, he's been seeking a new professional opportunity, and felt Clinton was a place that "has a good reputation".

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Through the interview process, Nettles was impressed with thoroughness of the Board of Education. He explains they showed they cared a great deal about the district and the students and also took note of the many newer facilities.

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School Board President Rod Wertz says he is very pleased with the hire and welcomes Nettles to the district. He explains the process they went through was very strenuous and thorough and appreciates the hard work put in by the Board of Education.

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Nettles indicates he has started a transition plan for himself to become more informed and becoming more established with the inner-happenings of the district. He will begin to attend board meetings on a regular basis and hopes to start forming the working relationships with the staff, which calls very important.

Nettles will take over July 1 of next year.

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