Smith resigns BCHS principal’s post

Bert Smith will be replaced temporarily by Nehemiah Cummings. (File photo)

The Enterprise has learned that the principal of Brantley County High School has resigned his position.

Bert Smith met with the superintendent before calling faculty and staff together to announce his resignation on Thursday according to board chairman Dot Hickox.  Hickox said at that point the notice became public though nothing has officially crossed the desk of the board given that the decision came just before Christmas break.

Nehemiah Cummings will act as interim principal of the school in the meantime, Hickox said, until the board can reconvene in January to decide how to proceed in naming Smith’s replacement.

Smith accepted a job at a Ware County elementary school she said.

Though only in the position in Brantley for about two years, Brantley County High School has seen increases almost across the board in test scores and other benchmarks in many cases leading the region and the state.  However, the state school board recently released overall graduation rates for systems around the state in which Brantley saw a decent increase but still fell below the state average and was the one of the lowest in the region.

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