The Floyd County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaniel have affirmed a Mutual Separation Agreement that will allow the school system to seek new leadership in the coming months. The Mutual Separation Agreement was announced at a called meeting of the board this morning at 8 a.m. Dr. McDaniel will continue as superintendent through the end of September.
The board will seek an interim superintendent with experience serving in the role of superintendent to be in place by October and guide the school system during the superintendent search. The board will work diligently to complete the superintendent search process with the plans of having the new superintendent in place in January.
The board and Dr. McDaniel each praised the school system’s education professionals working daily to help children reach “Destination Graduation.” “This is a great school system with incredible education professionals working with our children,” stated George Bevels, chairman. “We have come out of a difficult time on sound financial footing and with a community vision focused on the success of our children and our community.” McDaniel added, “We have some of the very best administrators, teachers, and education professionals in Floyd County Schools and it has been my privilege to work shoulder-to-shoulder with you in our mission for the future of our children.”
Dr. McDaniel also commended the board for their leadership. “The board and I have worked long hours together on this and I commend the efforts of the board,” said McDaniel. “I have the utmost respect for this school board and each board member I have worked with during my time as superintendent.”
The board will announce the process for selecting an interim superintendent and conducting a superintendent search in the coming weeks.