Robert Avossa

Fulton County School Superintendent Robert Avossa has been named superintendent of the Palm Beach County school district in Florida, the Fulton County district says.

“We wish Dr. Avossa and his family the best,” the Fulton County board said in a statement released April 16. “He has led Fulton County Schools to accomplish great things during his tenure. While we’re in the midst of our five-year strategic plan, Dr. Avossa has built a framework that will successfully transition a new leader to continue the work of the board.

“When the Board of Education hired Dr. Avossa four years ago, we were just embarking on our journey to become a charter system. He brought his knowledge, philosophy, energy and passion to his role as superintendent, and the children of Fulton County Schools were the beneficiaries of his tireless efforts.”

WPTV, a news station in West Palm Beach, reported on its webpage that Avossa was offered the job April 16.

The board members said they were confident of a smooth transition to a new superintendent. “The board is confident that when the time comes to choose a successor, we will hire someone well suited to complete the work that has been started in our current strategic plan and to address the future needs of Fulton County Schools,” the board said in its statement.

Joe Earle

Joe Earle is Editor-at-Large. He has more than 30-years of experience with daily newspapers, including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.