The Aiken County School District has reassigned two administrators who will be replaced in those roles – Dr. Sal Minolfo, the district’s director of special programs, and a principal, Jacki Barnwell.
Minolfo has been transferred to a teaching position, Superintendent Dr. Beth Everitt said Monday. She declined to discuss that action, which was ratified by the Aiken County Board of Education last week.
Minolfo previously served as the Redcliffe Elementary School principal before taking the most recent position. He could not reached for comment Monday.
Barnwell, the Schofield Middle School principal, will be reassigned, but her new role has not been determined, Everitt said. Before moving to Schofield, Barnwell was the principal at Leavelle McCampbell Middle School.
Two more vacancies will be filled at Paul Knox Middle School in North Augusta and Jackson Middle School. Paul Knox Principal John Murphy has been appointed as principal at North Augusta High School.
Earl Ishmal, the Jackson principal, resigned earlier this month to take a position in Burke County, Ga.
Community input meetings for the three principal jobs will be held next week – all of them in their school libraries at 5 p.m.
Parents and the public are invited to attend the meeting at Jackson on Monday, July 29. The Schofield session is scheduled for Tuesday, July 30, and the Paul Knox community input meting will be held on Wednesday, July 31.
At all three schools, staff and faculty meetings will hold similar meetings at 3:30 p.m., prior to the community meetings.
Senior writer Rob Novit is the Aiken Standard’s education reporter and has been with the newspaper since September 2001. He is a native of Walterboro and majored in journalism at the University of Georgia.
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