The Floyd County Board of Education changed leadership on Monday as Chip Hood took the reins as chair, while Tony Daniel was selected to serve as vice chair. Both men took their seats last January.

Hood beat incumbent Terry Williamson and youngster challenger Tony Potts to win the Armuchee seat, while Daniel defeated Rodney Dillard for the Pepperell seat.

Hood takes over for George Bevels, the longest reining board member. Bevels serves the Cave Spring and McHenry district.

The board also met in a closed door session to discuss the superintendent position. The board has narrowed the search to 29 candidates and will now work with the GSBA to set up interviews.

Interim Superintendent John Jackson has said that he does not want the job on a permanent basis.

The school system was also honored as being an AP District Honor Roll system by the College Board Southern Regional Office.

In order to make the honor systems are required to increase participation in AP, or advanced placement, classes by at least 6 percent, increase or maintain participation of minority students and increase or maintain the percentage of students scoring at least a 3 or higher on AP exams. Exams are scored on a scale of 1 to 5.

Floyd County Schools is one of only six systems in Georgia to be named to the list and one of 425 nationwide.