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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.

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.

Brett Womack March 11, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Who were the teachers that "Voted" for Butler? Were they the ones who were hired since the current superintendant was hired? Sounds like a dictatorship to me. This is NOT the same Cartersville school system I grew up in. It is very sad what is happening, do we really want our school system to look like Cobb and Atlanta public schools? I sure don't, it's bad enough that I'm thinking about private school for my 2 and 4 year old kids and i HATE private schools.

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