LOWNDES COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The Lowndes County Board of Education has selected an interim superintendent.
Jason Burroughs will be the county's interim superintendent. Burroughs will be taking over for Dr. Daniel Boyd.
For the past 12 years, Burroughs has worked alongside Boyd as the assistant superintendent.
"I've worked closely with the superintendent for the last 12 years and I've done basically every job in the district," said Burroughs.
Burroughs said he's ready for the challenge.
"We need to fill a lot of vacancies and make sure the facilities are up to speed for the next school year," Burroughs said.
Right now, this is only a temporary position for Burroughs; however, he said when the time comes for the board to select a permanent superintendent he will "definitely be putting his name in the hat when it's time to apply."
While it was a happy day for Burroughs, it was a bittersweet for Boyd.
Boyd has served as the county's superintendent for 12 years. Boyd was unanimously selected by the Alabama Board of Education to be the new Deputy State Superintendent of Instruction. He said he was surprised but flattered by the state's decision.
"I have new challenges that await me at the state department but I'm ready for those particular challenges. In my new role, I'll try my very best to improve teaching and learning across the whole state," said Boyd.
Boyd's last day as superintendent of Lowndes County will be June 28, and Burroughs will take over as interim superintendent on July 2.