The Booneville School Board recently accepted the retirement plans of longtime BHS Principal Terry King and voted to appoint current Assistant Principal Bo Sandlin as his replacement.
Superintendent Dr. Todd English said King will retire at the conclusion of the current semester and Sandlin will begin his new job with the start of the new semester in January.
King will have served as principal of the high school for 10 and a half years when he steps down.
“Mr. King has been invaluable in getting the high school and the district where it is today,” said English. “Booneville High School is a tremendous asset to our community and he has worked tirelessly to get BHS where it is.”
Sandlin has served as assistant principal for five and a half years.
“He has complete support of the teachers and he’s shown he knows what it takes academically to ensure we are one of the top high schools in the state,” said English.
The superintendent noted he and the district’s board believe strongly in promoting from within and in promoting leaders who are already established on their campuses.
“Stability in leadership is one of the reasons that we’re able to do what we do,” he said.