Tue., July 27, 2010 10:31am (EDT)

Superintendent Resigns Amid Scandal
By Associated Press
Updated: 4 years ago

DANIELSVILLE, Ga.   —  
The Madison County courthouse is only a mile from the Board of Education office where late superintendent McGhee resigned. (Photo courtesy of Flickr)
The Madison County courthouse is only a mile from the Board of Education office where late superintendent McGhee resigned. (Photo courtesy of Flickr)
Madison County's schools superintendent has resigned after the county school board called a meeting to discuss his job amind reports of misconduct involving a woman described as a north Georgia educator.

Superintendent Mitch McGhee resigned Monday night. The meeting was called after an Athens attorney used an open records request to collect McGhee's work e-mails.

School board chairman Jim Patton says McGhee offered his resignation and will receive three months pay.

The board named Associate Superintendent Allen McCannon as interim superintendent of the 5,000-student school system.

McGhee said after the meeting that he regrets the controversy arising from his personal actions.