The Floyd County School Board officially made Dr. John Jackson its Superintendent on Tuesday. Jackson, who was serving as interim after the departure of Jeff McDaniel last year, was one of 29 applicants for the position. Jackson’s contract will run from April 1 until June 30, 2018 and will be initially paid $198,000 plus benefits.

Dr. Jackson previously served as interim superintendent at Rome City Schools.

This was not Jackson’s first time in Floyd County. He worked for Rome City schools in the 80’s and 90’s.

He also served as Oconee County Schools Assistant Superintendent from 2005-2008, and Superintendent of Schools from 2008-2012.