The Perry County School District 32 Board of Education met on Dec. 14. There was a motion to rehire Rich Thomas as the principal of Perryville High School for the 2017-18 school year. The motion failed unanimously. A motion was then made to hire Jeff Steffens as the principal of Perryville High School for the 2017-18 school year. That motion passed unanimously. Steffens will continue serving as the interim PHS principal and the athletic director through June 30, and his new contract begins July 1. A position for an assistant athletic director for the remainder of the current school will be posted.