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FULTON, Ind.–The superintendent of Maconaquah schools in Fulton, resigned Sunday. James M. Callane, 53, of Peru, is accused of leaving the scene of a wreck that happened in Fulton County, Saturday afternoon.

He’s also charged with drunk driving.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Dept. did not give a blood alcohol level for the superintendent, who has held that position since3 2018.

The board appointed a new superintendent, Kelly McPike, on an interim basis Tuesday, and released a statement:

On September 4, 2022, Maconaquah School Corporation Superintendent Dr. James Callane resigned the position. The Board of School Trustees is grateful to Dr. Callane for his many years of service to the Corporation, and wishes him and his family well.

Director of Student Services Kelly McPike will serve as Interim Superintendent. Ms. McPike brings 14 years of administrative leadership at Maconaquah Schools. The Board is familiar and confident with her ability to lead our Corporation.

While the success of the Corporation rests with all its employees and board members, who are dedicated to delivering the best possible education to our students, the Board recognizes the importance of a permanent superintendent position and will work quickly towards this solution.

Any questions regarding this transition should be directed towards Board President Robert Daine.”