Robert Downs

Buford City Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Downs has announced his plan to retire after 32 years in public education.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the Buford community in this capacity,” Downs said. “I have faith in our current administrative leadership to carry on Buford’s long-standing tradition of excellence when I retire. Even though I have announced my retirement, there is still so much to accomplish in my remaining time with the Buford Wolves.”

The Buford Board of Education will begin to discuss the selection process for Downs’ replacement in the coming months. Downs plans to retire June 30, 2022.

Downs is a graduate of the University of Georgia with an administrative career that has encompassed middle and high school and a variety of demographics and socio-economic environments. After an extensive selection process, Downs was named the BCS Superintendent in January 2019.

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