LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Fayette County Public Schools has announced that Superintendent Manny Caulk is on temporary medical leave through at least January 31.
School Board Chair Stephanie Spires confirms that Marlene Helm will serve as Acting Superintendent until he returns.
The Fayette County Board of Education released the following statement ahead of Monday's school board meeting:
"The Board of Education has granted a temporary medical leave to Superintendent Caulk so that he can focus his full energy on his health status; and the Board has designated Dr. Marlene Helm to serve as Acting Superintendent to ensure the vital work of the District office moves forward as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for the Spring semester. Dr. Helm has served as Acting Superintendent on multiple prior occasions, and we appreciate her agreement to again assist the School District in this role."
Officials did not provide details about his medical condition. However, back in 2015, Caulk did have surgery for a malignant tumor from his sinus cavity.