New Principal for Cartersville High
The city school board approved a current Cobb County alternative school's principal to head Cartersville High beginning in July.
Steven Butler, who now is principal of Cobb County's Oakwood Digital Academy,
was selected by a committee including a school board member, administrators and teachers, and was favored by the school council, The Daily Tribune News reports.
Floyd told his staff he would leave the system in June, but—except for confirming the announcement—declined to elaborate. Last month, administrators began the search for a new principal to begin the 2012-2013 school year.
Butler, who beat out four other candidates, served as a teacher, assistant principal and department head prior to becoming principal of the alternative school in Marietta. Oakwood currently blends online learning with small group instruction and one-to-one tutoring, according to the Cobb school system's website.
As Cartersville Schools face a $2 million shortfall, Superintendent Howard Hinesley has said the local high school will have more virtual classes due to fewer traditional class offerings, requiring fewer teachers.
Budget constraints also have been a factor in a controversial scheduling change at the high school.