New Stephens County School Superintendent Bryan Dorsey is expected to officially take over the post today.
The Stephens County Board of Education hired Dorsey last month to replace Sherrie Whiten, who retired in March.
Dorsey’s contract begins today and runs through April 30, 2017.
Under the terms of the deal, Dorsey will receive an annual salary of $125,000 per year to start.
He said he is excited to get to work in Stephens County.
Upon taking the job, Dorsey said he wants to make himself accessible to both the Stephens County School System staff and the community.
Dorsey said that everyone is a stakeholder in the future of the county’s children and he adds he wants to hear from people about what is going well and things that could be improved upon.
The new superintendent also said a main challenge the school system faces initially, like others across Georgia, is balancing the budget amidst tight revenues and rising costs in areas like healthcare.