LaRoyce J. Sublett

LaRoyce J. Sublett

Rome City Schools board of education met Monday morning to discuss the hiring and reassignments of several staff including a principal for Main Elementary.

LaRoyce Sublett, who is currently the special education department chairperson and inclusion support specialist for Cobb County Schools, will take the helm of Main Elementary when the school occupies its new building on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Sublett has served in several education administrative roles in Texas and Atlanta area throughout his career.

Sublett will be principal for the 2019-2020 school year starting July 1. Also approved by the board Monday was Sara Bradfield who will become the Career Technical Instruction coordinator for Rome High School and Dale Willerson who be the new director of student services for the system.

The board also discussed their planning retreat which will take place this weekend at the Forrest Hills Resort & Conference Center near Dahlonega. The board will leave Rome at 9:30 a.m. Friday and will return on Saturday around 4:00 p.m.

A agenda for the planning retreat is not yet set however the two major issues the board will be discussing is the budget for the 2019-2020 school year and how the system will handle how it transports students.

“There are so many things that have to be done,” Superintendent Lou Byars told the board Monday.

Byars told the board they will need to come up with a plan of action this weekend during the retreat in order to properly handle the situation safely. Byars said he is still in the process of gathering information and will present everything he has to the board this weekend.