April 28, 2022–2:53 p.m.
The community is mourning the loss of former Rome City School Superintendent Dr. Larry Atwell, who passed Wednesday evening.
Dr. Atwell began his career with Rome City Schools in August of 1980 as Title I Director.
Two years later he was named assistant superintendent and was named superintendent in 1989.
Dr. Atwell retired in 2003.
During his tenure, he successfully merged East Rome and West Rome junior high and high schools to form the current Rome Middle School and Rome High School.
Dr. Atwell continued his support of Rome City Schools well into his retirement years.
Dr. Atwell also previously served on the Citizens SPLOST Advisory Committee and served the community in a number of other ways.
A statement from the Rome City School System, issued Thursday, said,”We are sending our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.”