Interim Superintendent Named at South Central Schools

The South Central School Board has named an interim superintendent in light of the resignation of Superintendent Christopher Smith.

The school board met in regular session Wednesday night when Daniel Geise was named as the superintendent on an interim basis. The board will plan a formal search in the future.

Geise served as superintendent at South Central Schools until announcing his retirement in 2006. Smith was hired to take his place.

Christopher Smith resigned after an incident in which he was arrested on May 20. He was charged with one misdemeanor count of Battery after a physical altercation with a friend after attending a South Bend Silverhawks game and stopping at a bar in LaPorte County.

He has since been released from the LaPorte County Jail after posting a $3,500 surety bond.