A well-known Bay County school administrator is officially back on campus, after retiring in November.
Wednesday afternoon superintendent Bill Husfelt recommended school board members approve Mackie Owens to return to his position as Bay High School Principal, which board members approved.
Owens retired late last year under the drop program. Under school board policy he can reapply for his old job, at a lower rate. Owens is taking a $23,000 dollar pay cut, returning on annual contract with five years experience.
"My final statement a year and a half ago 'you can count on Bay High School being in good hands'. I have completed 40 1/2 years now, but I still have the energy and enthusiasm, the get-up and go and good health that allows me to continue going, and that's what I intend to do," said Mackie Owens, Bay High Principal.