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Long County High gets new principal
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Scotty Hattaway addresses students earlier this year in the LCHS cafeteria. He will serve as high school principal next year. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
At its March meeting, the Long County Board of Education named a new high school principal for the 2010-11 school year. The board didn’t have to look far.  Current assistant principal, Scotty Hattaway, was chosen to replace Dr. Dolores Mallard.
Hattaway has been the assistant principal for two years. Before that, he taught in the Pierce County School System’s agricultural department for 16 years, and was named teacher of the year in 2007. Hattaway graduated from the University of Georgia.
“In selecting Mr. Hattaway, it will be a seamless transition for the school and will enable the school to continue going forward with its mission of providing quality education to our students,” Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters said.
Outgoing principal Mallard is retiring, but will work in the school system on a part-time basis as a visiting teacher/social worker.
“Dr. Mallard is an excellent school person. She knows this business — as a teacher, coach, principal, parent, every way you can think,” Waters said. “We are very fortunate to have her still working with us as a visiting teacher/social worker.”
In other BoE business:
• BoE Chairman Dempsey Golden commended the system for receiving high marks on the fiscal year 2009 audit. According to Golden, the system had no exceptions in the report.
• For the 2010-11 school year, the board approved Dr. Glen Purcell as the assistant superintendent/curriculum director, Kathy Simmons as the federal programs director, Terri Godding as the school food nutrition director, David Edwards as the principal at Smiley Elementary School and Dr. Vicky Wells as the principal at Walker Middle School.
• Waters reported the board had a budget workshop on March 15. Members considered options for tightening the budget because of expected cuts in state funding. Nothing has been officially decided yet.
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