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Superintendent Floyd Announces Retirement

After serving 34 years in education, Hart County Charter System Superintendent Jaybez F. Floyd is announcing his retirement.

Mr. Floyd made the announcement at the April 25 Hart County Board of Education regular meeting, where board members voted to accept his retirement effective June 30, 2022.

“I am incredibly grateful for the experiences and relationships this career has brought me,” Mr. Floyd said. “I started at West Rome High School in Rome, Georgia in 1989 at Rome City Schools, then Carson-Newman University, Dalton City Schools, Cartersville City Schools, Lowndes County Schools, and the best time of my career in my hometown for the last 7 years.”

“It has been a great privilege to be an educator in Hart County. I will miss many aspects of the day-to-day operations, but the time has come to move on. This is the best school board that I have ever been associated with. The toughest part is the bond and trust that we have built over time.”

“How do I know my steps are ordered? God provided a way for me to come here. And the timing was perfect. I would like to thank Stephanie Burton, Greg Fleming, Angie McGee, Matt Honiotes, and Richard Sutherland for bringing me here.”

“I leave you with my career message. Three Commands and One Promise. Proverbs 3:5-6. 1. Trust in the Lord (how?) with all your heart. 2. Lean not on your own understanding. 3. In everything you do acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.”

Following the announcement of Mr. Floyd’s retirement, the Hart County Board of Education voted unanimously to accept Board Chair Mrs. Kim Pierce’s recommendation to approve Associate Superintendent Jennifer Carter as the sole finalist for the Superintendent position. A final vote will be made after a 14-day due diligence period.