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New Bibb superintendent hired, to start April 6
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Curtis Jones is officially Bibb County's new superintendent after signing his contract Thursday night. He is scheduled to start April 6.

He and his wife, Evelyn, were greeted by a round of applause. "I thank the board of education for demonstrating the trust and confidence in me. I will do my very best to help the school system move forward. I promise and pledge that I will work with you to the very best of my ability. I'm excited," said Jones.

The board approved his contract unanimously. His base pay will be $210,000.

"It's been a two year journey looking for the right fit for our school system. And tonight it's just a wonderful feeling of excitement that we found the right fit for our school system," said Thelma Dillard, board president.

He will also have an $800 dollar per month in-county auto allowance. That's on top of the $1 million, 20 year life insurance policy purchased and paid for by the district.

On his drive to Bibb Thursday, Jones said he and his wife were filled with excitement.

"My wife and I were discussing what's it gonna be like to be superintendent of the Bibb County School System. How does it compare to being in Griffin-Spalding? And it was just an exciting time as we were looking for the first time in a different way at the landscape as we were coming by. So the end of that conversation was it's a good time. We're excited about the next part of our lives," said Jones.

Jones is currently the superintendent of Griffin-Spalding County schools. Dillard said she's working on his Bibb transition plan.

"One of the first things he's gonna do in that transition is to meet with individual board members on the first day. And then he'll meet with the cabinet. And he'll meet with community leaders, he'll meet with our principals. That's part of that transition plan," said Dillard.

She said he'll also start assessing where the district is and where he thinks it needs to be.

More math options for Bibb students

Georgia public school students have new course options for math come next school year. Right now algebra and geometry are taught combined over three courses.

But under the change students would have two units of algebra and one of geometry.

Chief Academic Officer Tanzy Kilcrease said this comes after a state survey showed parents, students and educators wanted more options for students.

"We just think that that will be easier for them to understand," said Kilcrease.

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