At last night’s board meeting, the Hall County Board of Education voted unanimously (5-0) to extend Superintendent Will Schofield’s contract through the 2023-2024 school year.
Mr. Schofield has served as the district’s superintendent since 2005 and is currently in the 16th year of his tenure. The details of his contract extension will be available at the January 24 board meeting.
“My family and I consider it an incredible blessing to be part of this community” said Schofield. “The stability and laser-like-focus of this board and how they support our families as they raise our boys and girls is unparalleled. I thank my God for the opportunity to be able to continue to serve.”
Under Schofield’s leadership, the Hall County School District has developed a culture of striving to be The Most Caring Place on Earth, offering families a variety of options with regard to educating their children. The district currently offers 13 magnet schools and 21 programs of choice.
Since Schofield’s hire, the district has constructed three new campuses: Cherokee Bluff Middle School (opening in the fall of 2022), Chestnut Mt. Creative School of Inquiry, and Lanier College and Career Academy at the Oaks, which is a blend of student-run business enterprises open to the public that also provides industry-certified classrooms for instruction.
Additionally, in 2016, Schofield helped to create Ivester Early College, which is located on the old Jones Elementary campus and offers high school students an opportunity to dual enroll and earn college credit.
With the board’s support, Schofield also worked with team members to initiate the district’s 10-Year Facility Plan, which was approved by the community through the June 9, 2020 Bond and ESPLOST referendum. Under the plan, numerous upgrades, renovations, and additions have and will continue to take place throughout the district and at all levels. The Agribusiness Center and Cherokee Bluff Middle School are recent additions.
For the past two years, Schofield has guided the school district through the COVID pandemic, striving to protect the health and well-being of students and team members while keeping student learning at the forefront.