New Bibb superintendent takes oath of office

New Bibb County school Superintendent Curtis Jones took his oath of office Thursday at the county courthouse.

“This is a big moment for me,” he said. “I am looking forward to my first day on the job. I thank the board members for being here and making this moment special as well. I’m ready to go to work.”

The top two issues on Jones’ agenda, he said, are finalizing the budget and continuing to work on Bibb County schools’ governance handbook, which is being created to fulfill a requirement for the accrediting agency AdvancED.

Jones was selected by the school board in February as the first permanent system leader after a two-year search.

Jones, a former Army lieutenant colonel, comes to Bibb by way of the Griffin-Spalding County school system, where he served as superintendent since 2009. He said he’s excited for this “new chapter” in his life.

He and his wife are in the process of looking for a home in Macon, but in the meantime he plans to commute from Griffin.

Additionally, Jones said he has “no immediate plans to make any changes” in school system personnel.

Jones’ official start date is Monday.

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