By a vote of 3 to 2, the Floyd County Board of Education has affirmed a mutual separation agreement with Superintendent Dr. Jeff McDaniel.
The agreement will allow the school system to seek new leadership in the coming months and Dr. McDaniel more time to focus on family.
The board will seek an interim superintendent with experience serving in the role of superintendent to be in place by October and guide the school system during the superintendent search.
The board hopes to have a new superintendent in place in January.
McDaniel became superintendent of the Floyd County Schools on November 30, 2012 following the retirement of Dr. Lynn Plunkett.
In June of 2014, the board extended McDaniel’s contract until June 30th of 2017.
McDaniel has been part of the Floyd County School system since 2003, including three years as Chief of Academic.
He previously served as an educator and administrator with the Polk School District.
Once again, the board will announced the process for selecting an interim superintendent and conducting a superintendent search in the coming weeks.