Bibb Schools Superintendent visits with board members, students on his first day

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Dr. Curtis Jones, Jr. spent his first day as the new Bibb County Schools Superintendent meeting with every Board of Education member.

Jones tells 41NBC to prepare for his job, he reviewed reports from previous years.  He saw dramatic improvements in graduation rates in the district and he wants to find out what caused them.

As part of his entry plan for the district, Jones also visited Southwest High School and talked with students.

“High school is an area that I would like to focus on,” he says. “I’m looking at CCRPI scores, but I’m also here to see the ROTC to see what character and education develops so this is a great place to start,” said Dr. Jones.

Jones plans to visit every school in the district. He says the first step to making improvements is talking with board members, teachers and students to identify problems.

Jones is the first permanent superintendent for Bibb Schools in two years. He has worked as superintendent, principal and J-ROTC instructor in the Griffin-Spalding County School system since 1997. Before that, he served in the Army for 20 years.

Jones signed a three-year contract. His base salary is $210,000, plus benefits, including an $800 in-county travel expense each month.

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