Lay sworn in as Nevada County Board of Education Superintendent as Hermansen honored |

Lay sworn in as Nevada County Board of Education Superintendent as Hermansen honored

The Nevada County Board of Education administered the oath of office to its newly appointed Superintendent Scott Lay, who is leaving his position of 17 years at Clear Creek School to take on this new one.

Outgoing Superintendent Holly Hermansen was also recognized during the meeting with kind words and well wishes for her retirement.

Board member Bob Altieri, who worked with Hermansen for the past 12 years, wrote and performed a song with the help of Melissa Parrett during the special board meeting.

“Thirty three years went by, my how time can fly,” the song opened, “… they’ll be sunshine in the forecast, and memories to last, so farewell Holly Hermansen, we hope you have a blast.”

Hermansen sat in the audience next to her husband Jon Byerrum while Lay was sworn in by Board President Larry Meek.

“I’m incredibly excited to do this job. I’m thrilled and I appreciate your support,” Lay said after being sworn in. “I’m excited to work with these wonderful people. I’ve been able to view your work from a distance from down McCourtney Road for 25 years and this is really thrilling to be working with you all,”

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