New Thomas County Schools Superintendent Hits the Ground Running

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Thomas County -- August 12, 2011 --

Thomas County School Superintendent Dr. Dusty Kornegay says though he's only been in office a few weeks, he's already getting settled in nicely and he's gotten a lot accomplished.

Says Kornegay, "I believe that we can take a really, really good school system and make it even better."

County schools have only been back for a week (August 8, 2011),but Kornegay has been hard at work all summer transitioning to his new role.

Many challenges, like the ever-shrinking budget, have been tackled.

Kornegay says Thomas County will be working with three million less than last year in its $35 million budget.

Kornegay talked about the challenging task saying, "To balance the budget we had to impose eight furlough days on all our system staff, as well as reduce a number of positions."

Kornegay says a new reading program has also been implemented at the kindergarten level; report cards for high schoolers have also been revamped.

Before his switch to the county, Kornegay worked at Thomasville City Schools as an Assistant Superintendent.

But when asked the all-important question about football allegiances, he doesn't hesitate:

He says, "That's pretty easy.I grew up a Yellow Jacket I'm back home.I'm a Yellow Jacket."

Kornegay says he's pleased to be serving as superintendent and he's excited for what's ahead.

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