DCS shifts around leadership, plans for transitional changes

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan City Schools is shifting around some of its leadership following Monday night’s school board meeting.

Director of Safety, Security, and Attendance Scott Faulk will serve as the new principal Dothan Prepatory Academy while former principal Darius McKay will take on other duties.

McKay announced his intent to run for the Henry County superintendent seat in October 2018. However, Mckay has a three-year contract with DCS, and the election is this upcoming November.

“I really felt like it would probably be the best thing to go ahead and put Mr. Faulk who voluntarily — and so did Darius — everybody I’m going talk about volunteered to go and do something different,” Superintendent Dr. Phyllis Edwards said.

In Monday’s meeting, Edward asked for an approval of transfer for the positions. Next week, Faulk will step into the principal role.

Although McKay will no longer serve as principal, he will take on some of Faulk’s duties.

“He’s going to take on some of Scott’s responsibilities, but he also going to do things like recruiting,” Edwards said. “He has worked here for quite a while so he’s going to help principals when they need someone to be there. Like right now, they call Scott, but since Scott will be at the school, then they will call Darius.”

Edwards said they are looking to start a transitional program to help those students who may are at risk of failing, a program McKay will assist with that program.

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