published Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Cobb County Schools superintendent to step down

MARIETTA, Ga. — The superintendent of one of Georgia's largest school systems is stepping down.

The Marietta Daily Journal reports that Cobb County Schools Superintendent Michael Hinojosa is retiring and moving back to Texas after May 31.

Hinojosa told the Cobb County school board of his plans during its meeting Monday night.

Hinojosa said he plans to accept a position as a senior vice president of a Chicago-based national education consulting firm. He said he plans to return to his home in Dallas where he can spend time with family.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Hinojosa's announcement came after he apologized for the district's response to last week's winter storm. But he said the timing had nothing to do with that criticism, instead citing his family as a main reason for his decision.

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