leaders at a work session last night named Principal Jay Floyd's replacement.
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, reports.
Floyd the system in June, but—except for confirming the announcement—declined to elaborate. Last month, 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 due to fewer traditional class offerings, requiring fewer teachers.
Budget constraints also have been a factor in a at the high school.