The Dawson County Board of Education is saying goodbye to a long-time employee.
Stacy Gilleland, who has held the position of Director of Facilities and Maintenance since February 1999, has accepted a position in Pickens County as the school district director of operations.
"They called me up and offered me the job and I couldn't say no to it," Gilleland said. "Dawson County has been good to, but I'm excited to try something new."
Gilleland, who is the brother of former school superintendent Nicky Gilleland, will be replacing former director Marion Thomas.
His resignation was approved during the June 15 regular meeting.
"During Stacy's tenure, he has had a hand in either building or remodeling every facility in our school system," Perry said. "He has done a tremendous job, always with the utmost integrity, for Dawson County Schools. His expertise and knowledge will be greatly missed."