LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Marty Pollio announced Wednesday, July 25, a retired district administrator would be the new acting principal at duPont Manual High School.

Kirk Lattimore will be running the day-to-day operations of the school starting on July 30. He has 28 years of experience with JCPS as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent.

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Lattimore is a Plainfield, N.J. native but is a longtime resident of Louisville. He is also a graduate of Hampton University and the University of Louisville.

According to JCPS, Lattimore said he never thought he would return to the district as a principal, even on a temporary basis, but felt he could pass on the chance to help out.

Lattimore will serve as acting principal until Manual High’s School-Based Decision Making (SBDM) Council names a permanent principal.

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This move to name an acting principal comes after the high school's former principal was reassigned. Jerry Mayes was reassigned after he was recorded making racially insensitive comments to two African American students about the NFL's national anthem protests eight months ago.