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Newton schools realign central staff
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A realignment of the Newton County School System central office staff will take effect on July 1.

 According to a release, here is how duties will be distributed:
- Ken Proctor will serve as executive director for elementary education. Elementary
school principals will report to Proctor and Superintendent Gary Mathews. The director of federal programs, director of special education and the coordinator
of school, parent, and community collaboration will also report to Proctor.
- Samantha Fuhrey will serve as executive director for secondary education. Secondary
school principals will report to Fuhrey and Matthews. The director of CTAE/NCAA principal, director of students services, and grants coordinator will also report to Fuhrey.
- The director of technology and director of testing, research and evaluation will
report to Matthews.
- All reports in the department of operations headed by Deputy Superintendent Dennis
Carpenter will remain the same.
With the retirement of Associate Superintendent Linda Hayden, the central office realignment will save the school system $143,000 a year, according to the release.