BoE approves appointment of school system chief financial officer

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Photo courtesy of the Griffin-Spalding County School System


Byron Jones has been appointed as chief financial officer (CFO) of the Griffin-Spalding County School System. His appointment was approved by Board of Education members during the May 5 virtual meeting.

Jones was previously employed by the Glynn County Board of Education where he served as its CFO for four months.

Prior to that position, he served as the CFO for the Troup County Board of Education for seven years, and for seven years as the assistant superintendent of finance and operations for the Meriwether County Board of Education.

He also worked for three years as the director of finance and administration for the city of Opelika Housing Authority and as an accountant and assistant manager for Kroger.

Jones received a bachelor’s degree in business accounting from LaGrange College and a master’s degree in public accounting from the University of Georgia and the University of West Georgia.

“I am very excited to welcome Byron Jones to GSCS,” said GSCSS Superintendent James Smith. “I am confident that his experience and passion for serving our students and staff will be an asset to our district.”

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