HEPHZIBAH, GA (WFXG) - The Georgia School for Innovation and The Classics in Richmond County has been getting a lot of attention lately. And a lot of it has not been reassuring to parents. Rumors have been swirling that something at the school has forced a mass exodus among the staff.
One board member, Wright McCloud, says "We certainly have lost a couple of teachers."
The Georgia School for Innovation and The Classics is losing four after this year -- including the principal, a counselor, the academic coach and a board member. McCloud insists these departures are not a reflection of the school. In fact, he says these people left for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, one is likely leaving for better pay. "There is no doubt that as a charter school we pay less than a normal public school."
That apparently did not stop the new interim principal coming to the school. Paula Kamiski is a former Richmond County principle. "I love the idea of being apart of this wonderful school."
Wright McCloud wants those who are concerned to know that the school is facing a bright future. "We look forward to great things next year. We are completely full. We have a waiting list for almost every grade next year."
Some parents say they are not worried about a few staff members moving on. In fact, a charter high school is now in the works. Construction is expected to begin in about two years.