LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The largest school district in Kentucky has selected a high school principal to be its interim superintendent.

Local news outlets report Jefferson County Public Schools on Tuesday named Marty Pollio as its interim superintendent during the search to replace the current one retiring. Pollio is in his second school year as principal of Doss High School in Louisville and has been with the district since 1997.

Jefferson County’s education board unanimously voted to appoint 45-year-old Pollio, and both acknowledged the “unorthodox” move to put a principal in a superintendent role.

The education board says Pollio will act as head of Jefferson County schools until superintendent Donna Hargens resigns on July 1.

Kentucky laws limit an acting superintendent to a six-month appointment that can be renewed once for an additional three.

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