Still some principal vacancies at Dougherty County schools - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Still some principal vacancies at Dougherty County schools

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Tifton schools get renovations

    Tifton schools get renovations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:10:57 GMT
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
  • 9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:30:46 GMT
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
  • Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:54:21 GMT
    Information from The Georgia Department of Labor- The Georgia Department of Labor says Metro Albany's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4More >>
    The rate increased because of seasonal factors, such as the summer job loss among non-contract school workers and temporary layoffs, primarily in manufacturing. There were 60,500 jobs in Albany in June, down by 300, or 0.5 percent, from 60,800 in May. Most of the loss came in state government and the service-related industries.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County school board members say they're getting "new blood" into schools as they continue to try to turn around the troubled system. But even after appointments of administrators Monday night, multiple schools are without principals.

Board members approved contracts for educators and assigned administrators to schools during their meeting Monday night. William Chunn will remain principal at Westover. Current Radium Springs Middle principal Vincent Davis will take over at Monroe.

The state will help choose the Albany High principal and Dougherty High is still open pending an offer to an out of state candidate. Interim Superintendent David Mosely is still interviewing candidates for several other principal positions as well. 

Board Chairperson Carol Tharin said, "I think that the superintendent and his interview committees have done a real thorough job. They've interviewed a lot of candidates, some within the system, some outside the system. And, so, I think we're going to be getting some new blood."

The board also accepted the resignation of Westover High teacher and assistant soccer coach Bryan Haas. Dr. Mosley recently suspended him for seven days for making inappropriate comments to students and failing to follow directions from the principal.

Board members say they won't begin a search for a permanent superintendent until at least the end of the year.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.