McRae Mangum was named the new principal for Lyman Hall Elementary. The announcement was made at the June 12 Liberty County Board of Education meeting.
“We had 21 applicants,” LCSS Superintendent Dr. Franklin Perry said after returning from executive session and into public forum. “But we are grateful that the board just approved, and he is here with us in the audience, so Mr. McRae Mangum I want you to stand up and be recognized.”
Mangum said he was excited about the upcoming school year.
His Linkedin page shows Mangum has been an assistant principal for the past seven years in the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. Before that, he served three years as an assistant center leader for SCCPSS and one year as an assistant principal in the Beaufort County School District in South Carolina.
Under education, Mangum listed four years at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio and a masters of educational leadership at National Louis University in Chicago.
In other business:
The board approved a request from the Head Start Program to use three sections at the old Jordy Bacon Elementary school facility. The three sections requested contain four classrooms each and already separated from the remainder of the campus by an existing barrier. The remainder of the facility is currently being utilized by Coastal Academy and Horizons Learning Center.
The board approved a Georgia Power utility easement adjacent to Button Gwinnet Elementary.
The board also learned the guaranteed maximum cost for the Bradwell Institute gym renovations. The final cost analysis placed the renovations at $5.7 million.
LCSS Chief Operations Director Jason Rogers said the renovation will not be 100 percent funded through E-SPLOST. He said some of the costs will be covered through state capital outlay funds and grants. Rogers said the renovations will address roofing issues and the gym is expected to be complete in time for the BI Tigers’ first home basketball game.