A decision to hire Dr. Jason Dial as the interim superintendent for the Ava R-I School District was finalized today by the board of education.
In a closed session meeting which convened at 1:00 p.m. today, Friday, Oct. 14, six board members unanimously voted to employ Dial for the remainder of the 2016-17 school term. Board member Vernon Johnson was absent for the session and the vote.
Dial, who is coming to Ava from Bolivar, will begin his duties here on Monday. Dial is familiar with the Ava school system as he was previously employed here as high school principal.