Caught in the crossfire of the battle between the state’s new school board and the county’s public schools has been a school district that has struggled to find a solution to the new school year, as well as the ongoing fight over who is responsible for a monster school in Lincoln, Georgia.
On Monday, the Lincoln County Board of Education unanimously approved a plan to hire a new superintendent to help oversee the new district, but the plan also included a $10 million fund for the district to pay for a new school district logo and name.
The district is also expected to hire new school staff and hire new teachers to staff the new Lincoln High school.
Lincoln High School is the only high school in the county that has a monster tattoo that is associated with the school district.
The school board voted unanimously last month to remove the tattoo from its logo, but in a letter to the district, the board’s president, Tom McCall, said the new superintendent will have to prove that he or she is “not an attorney who has been sued or convicted of any felony, and does not have any prior criminal record that would prohibit them from performing their duties.”
But in a statement, Lincoln High’s principal, Dr. Mike Taylor, said that his school is “fully supportive of the superintendent’s new role and the board of education’s decision to seek this additional funding.”
In a letter, the district said the board was in discussions with the state about the school board’s request, but added that the board would “make the appropriate decisions based on the information and information-gathering we are currently engaged in.”
The district has had several problems with monster schools in the past.
Last year, the state Department of Education and Lincoln County opened a probe into a high school, the Franklin Elementary, that had a monster-themed tattoo.
The Franklin School District said it was considering a lawsuit to try to get rid of the monster tattoo, but it did not go to court.
In addition, in 2014, a state Department for Children and Families investigation into a Lincoln Elementary school revealed a number of cases of students being bullied and treated poorly for having tattoos.