An interim superintendant has been named for Floyd County Schools. The Floyd County Board of Education announced Tuesday morning that John Jackson will take over for Jeff McDaniel who voted out of his duties several weeks ago. McDaniel has remained the head of the school system while a replacement has been sought.

The FCBOE has hired the Georgia School Boards Association to help conduct a search for a full time replacement at a cost of $7,000.

The school system must continue to pay McDaniel until the end of his which expires at the end of next September.

For Jackson, he last served as the interim superintendant for Rome City Schools during a search for the replacement of Jeff Bearden last year.

He also worked for Rome City Schools for 10 years, from 1987 through 1997. He began his administrative career at West Rome High where he taught and served as an assistant principal and then principal. When the city schools were consolidated he served as an assistant principal for a year before moving to the central office.

He has also served an administrative liaison and adjunct professor at the University of North Georgia in Gainesville and as well as an assistant superintendent and superintendent of Oconee County Schools.