Bay County’s outgoing school superintendent and two school board members spent their last official day in the board room Wednesday.
Two weeks ago, Superintendent James McCalister lost his re-election bid to Mosley High School Principal Bill Husfelt, after eight years in the position. McCalister is tentatively scheduled to become the Jinks Middle School principal.
School board member Johnny Brock wrapped up 12 years in his position, after his primary loss to Ryan Neves.
And one term board member Jon McFatter will vacate the seat he lost to Jerry Register in the primary.
Brock and McFatter say they've enjoyed their time in office and hope they've made a difference.
"I have been on the board for 12 years and it was probably the best 12 years of my life. Working around with children is just something that I love. We have great people in Bay County. We have great students. I know that we've improved here in Bay County since I've been on the board. It's not just me and I realize that, but maybe I had a little bit to do with it," said Johnny Brock, outgoing School Board Member.
"It's always an honor to be an elected official and to serve one's community, especially in education. I feel very good about what we've been able to do the last four years. We've created some policies that I think have moved us forward to an 'A' school system. We've never done that before in Bay District schools and I'd like to think our policies had a lot to do with that," said Jon McFatter, Outgoing School Board Member.
McCalister says he's holding his farewell comments until after superintendent-elect Husfelt is sworn in.