Peachtree Charter Middle School will be getting a new principal next year, replacing Scott Hepinstall, who has been the principal since 2009.
Heptinstall will continue to serve as principal of the Dunwoody school through the end of the school year. He will then be reassigned to an unspecified position in the school district, according to a letter to parents from Region I Superintendent Sherry Johnson.
“The purpose of this assignment is to better utilize the talents of our employees and align them with the needs of our schools and students,” Johnson wrote.
Hepinstall’s reassignment follows a widely-reported bullying incident in 2017 that was criticized by organizations for the school administration’s handling of the incident. The DeKalb County School District signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice in 2013 over a separate bullying incident at the school.
A survey to gather input on a new principal was sent to school teachers and parents of students who are currently enrolled and will be open until May 4, according to the letter.