Maconaquah School Corporation Board appoints Interim Superintendent following car crash, arrest in Fulton County

James Callane has resigned the post he had held since 2018 as the superintendent of schools at Maconaquah.


Callane, 53, of Peru, was preliminarily charged with leaving the scene of a property damage crash, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated-endangerment following a property damage crash near Fulton on Saturday.


Toxicology reports are pending.


Callane was booked into the Fulton County jail in Rochester and later released on his own recognizance.


The following was posted on the Maconaquah Schools Facebook.  No further mention of why Callane resigned is mentioned as it is a personnel issue.


Maconaquah School Corporation Board Appoints Kelly McPike as Interim Superintendent

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.