Deputy School Superintendent Sylvia McGee will serve as a short-term, interim superintendent for the Bibb County school system, the Bibb school board decided this afternoon.
The school board approved the move unanimously during a committee meeting.
McGee said she was “a little overwhelmed” by the decision.
The move is the first since the board approved a settlement with Sharon Patterson Monday that will end her employment with the system. That settlement calls for a lump-sum payment of $198,000.
The board will also be looking for a long-term interim superintendent as it begins the search for a new full-time leader.