Investigation of CRES principal cites inappropriate relationships, sexual innuendo, foul language and mismanagement

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin-Spalding County School System investigation that resulted in the resignation Alecia McCray, principal of Cowan Road Elementary School, documented numerous concerns dating back to early 2017. According to the investigation’s summary, there is a broad range of allegations including, but not limited to, fraudulent use of Title I funds, the […]

Cowan Road Elementary principal resigns; GSCSS alleges multiple ethical violations were substantiated

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCSS) has accepted the resignation of Aleshia McCray as principal of Cowan Road Elementary School. Hoby Davenport will on Monday, Oct. 30, assume the position of interim principal while the search for McCrary’s replacement is conducted. McCray was placed on leave Oct. 5, 2017, pending the outcome of […]

Alleged teacher-student altercations on Australia trip not investigated by GSCSS

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Two employees of the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCSS) – Spalding High School Principal Lindy Pruitt and Kristie Hall, a Cowan Road Elementary School Pre-K teacher – were suspended for drinking alcoholic beverages in the presence of students while on a student trip to Australia. Elise Heaton, who resigned from the […]

School Board will meet to review DeVoursneys’ resignations

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education will on April 10 meet to consider the resignation of Coach Steve DeVoursney, effective at the end of the current school year. An investigation began in October 2013 after allegations of an issue from the 2010-11 school year. The investigation began with the school system hiring […]