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Floyd School Superintendent announces retirement

March 13, 2018--10:33 a.m.

Staff reports

Floyd County School Superintendent Dr. John Jackson has announced that he will be retiring, effective June 30.

Dr. Jackson was appointed interim superintendent in September of 2015 and was named the permanent superintendent in March of 2016.

“When I talked with the board and they hired me on, I told them I would give them at least three years,” Dr. Jackson said. “It’s coming up on three years and this is just a good time to give them the opportunity to bring in new blood.”

School Board Chairman Chip Hood said whoever succeeds Dr. Jackson will have some big shoes to fill.

“Dr. Jackson is a special man to all of us here in the Floyd County Schools,” Hood said. “He cares and everybody knows he cares about what is best for the students. To go out on top is a great thing.”

Hood said the board will meet Monday to determine the process for hiring a new superintendent.

You can read Dr. Jackson's letter to the board here.