Hogge has lead Centerville Junior High as principal for five years. and effective Feb. 1, will begin planning for the opening of the new school next year.
“There is sizable work that needs to be done,” said Bowles, “to begin the hiring process and make sure all materials are available” when the year begins.
Hogge said he will begin working with the architects and builders as construction advances. He will also be working closely with those over technology. “It will be a very high-tech school,” he said, with all students receiving laptops instead of text books – “a real change in education – pretty exciting.”
He and his wife, Kathy have six children, five of whom are in Davis Schools.
With Hogge’s departure, Spencer Hansen, currently assistant principal, will become acting principal at Centerville. The formal search for a new long-term principal will take place in the spring.
Also at Tuesday’s meeting, Peter Cannon took the oath of office as the newest school board member.
Cannon was elected to represent District 3. A retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and father of nine adult children, he attended schools from Salt Lake City to Alaska and in cities overseas. His children attended schools from California to Virginia, and in Italy and Germany.
“I bring the uncommon experience of having observed and participated in a wide variety of schools around the U.S. and the world,” he said in information provided to the Davis Education Association prior to his election.
In addition, he spoke of his belief that the district can be improved using free market principles, enhancing efficiency and empowering innovation.