Most Bibb County school principals had their contracts renewed for the fall Thursday.
The state requires educators be renewed for their annual contracts by May 15.
Two principals are transferring to other positions, one resigned, one is not being renewed and three are retiring.
Ron McCall, principal of Hutchings Career Center, was offered a job in the central office in a teaching and learning position, said Dan Ray, Bibb’s assistant superintendent of human resources.
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McCall had to be replaced in order for Hutchings to get up to $6 million in federal School Improvement Grants.
Ingram-Pye principal Baheejah Hasan’s contract was not renewed and he was demoted to a teacher.
Southwest High School’s principal’s contract was not renewed this fall.
Northeast High School principal Herbert Hodges resigned.
Howard High principal Karen Yarbrough, Rutland High principal Gail Gilbert and Brookdale Elementary principal Vicki Williams retired.
Overall, the system employees about 3,500 educators.
As of last week, 29 had retired, Ray said. “We had a 96 percent retention rate,” he said. “That’s very strong.”