June 2, 2022–5:26 p.m.
Joined by his family and friends, Rome City Schools Superintendent Louis Byars was recognized for his contribution to the system during a luncheon hosted by the school system.
Administrators and educators welcomed the community to the RCS College and Career Academy for refreshments and the chance to wish Byars well as he retires. While at the helm, Rome City Schools’ leader saw the construction of new Anna K. Davie and Main Elementary Schools, the building of the system’s College and Career Academy, and a 2021 Cognia accreditation score of 381.61 out of 400 points earning the system the title of District of Distinction. This score was given in recognition of the system’s efforts starting in 2016 to the current programming offered by Rome City Schools.
From RCS School Board members to community leaders, those who wanted to drop in and show their appreciation were welcome. With the help of RHS Air Force JROTC instructors Col. Seaborn Whatley and MSgt. Keith Thrash, Byars, and his granddaughters were allowed to show their skills on the range. Byars and his family members experienced the air rifle competition under the watchful eye of the RHS educators.
We want to say thank you, Mr. Byars, for your support and leadership. We celebrated our successes with you, and we weathered some of the world’s most difficult challenges with you. Enjoy your retirement and get to work on that “Honey-Do” list. We all wish you well and a ton of rest and relaxation. You will always be part of the Pack.