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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Highland Superintendent Retires, Replacement Hired

Friday, October 5, 2012

Tracy Webb, who was serving as Highland Elementary Principal and Assistant Superintendent, has been chosen as the district's new superintendent, following the retirement of Superintendent James Floyd. [Order this photo]
After two years of controversial leadership, Highland School Superintendent James Floyd announced his intention to retire during a special School Board meeting on Sept. 26.

While Floyd told the board he would stay through the school year, the board decided the following day to pay Floyd through December, and made arrangements to replace him immediately.

The board announced Floyd's retirement at the Sept. 27 meeting, and moments later voted to hire Tracy Webb, who had been serving as elementary principal and assistant superintendent, as superintendent. Highland High School Principal Clint Shackelford was named assistant superintendent. Both Webb and Shackelford are graduates of the Highland School System.

"I am very excited to serve the students, staff and patrons of our district," Webb said. "I eat, sleep and breathe work, and just love the Highland School District."

Floyd came under fire for making a large number of staff changes, after arriving to replace long-time superintendent Ronny Brogdon at the start of the 2010-2011 school year. State auditors have questioned Floyd's use of district credit cards for travel and expenses, including the possibility that he went to a conference in Las Vegas, but may not have attended the conference.

Webb and other school officials said, however, that Floyd made some positive contributions during his tenure at the district.

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