Southlake Carroll schools Superintendent David Faltys is on a leave of absence while he attends to a family medical situation, according to the school district.
Faltys, who has been superintendent since 2006, is spending time with his wife and children.
“The situation does not involve his own health,” said Julie Thannum, assistant superintendent for board and community relations, in an email.
The leave of absence was announced Monday at a school board meeting after the board appointed Janet McDade as acting superintendent. The board’s action was also posted on social media.
McDade, who is listed as the district’s assistant superintendent for student services, will handle superintendent duties until Faltys’ return. McDade will be supported by the superintendent’s cabinet while serving in the temporary role, Thannum said.
“The School Board and staff look forward to the time Dr. Faltys will return to assume his position as Superintendent,” Thannum said in her email. “In the meantime, we ask everyone to keep the Faltys family in their thoughts and prayers and to respect their privacy during this difficult part of their personal journey.”