Worth Co. High parents hope for smooth transition as school welcomes new principal

Worth Co. High parents hope for smooth transition as school welcomes new principal

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Two days after the Worth County Board of Education named a new principal for Worth County High School, parents say they have a few concerns about the school transitioning from it’s current principal to a new one this summer.

Scott Kersh was named the new principal of Worth County High School Friday.

Officials say he’ll take the helm of the school this summer, but some parents say they are nervous about the transition.

They hope the transition between leadership is smooth for the benefit of students and staff.

“I hope he can lead them into the right direction. I want him to bring everyone together as a team," says Tatina Tucker, a parent of a freshman. "I don’t think we should always go by test scores. Not every student tests the same.”

Superintendent Bill Settle recently told WALB that test scores and graduation rates were some of the reasons why he did not recommend Harley Calhoun for another year.

Worth County School systems declined to comment further on Kersh.

A public meet and great with Kersh is scheduled for next Monday, April 29 at 6:30 in the high school’s gymnasium.

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