WEST MIDDLESEX – West Middlesex Area School District Superintendent Dr. David Foley is leaving to lead a larger district in Butler County.

South Butler County School Board approved Foley’s hiring Wednesday night.

The date of Foley’s departure for South Butler has not yet been determined. However, Foley’s contract with the West Middlesex Area School District includes a 90-day notice, providing time for the school board to decide when Foley can be released from the district, he said.

“I haven’t discussed that yet with the board,” Foley said.

Looking back on his time with West Middlesex Area School District, some of the district’s accomplishments Foley said he was proud of included the capital improvement plans and the nine-week testing for students.

“The West Middlesex school district is a terrific district. It has great people, a supportive board, and the teachers really care about the students, so overall it’s been a great experience,” Foley said.

The West Middlesex school board will formally accept Foley’s resignation at its Nov. 13 meeting, he said.

Foley started as superintendent at the West Middlesex Area School District on Oct. 28, 2013, after serving as assistant superintendent of Pine-Richland School District in Allegheny County for four years. Prior to his position as assistant superintendent, Foley was principal at Hillview Intermediate Center in Grove City for seven years.

The West Middlesex Area School District has a total enrollment of about 870 students. South Butler, which includes Knoch High School, has more than 2,000 students, according to the state Department of Education.

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