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Retiring FCS Superintendent Evans: 'Thank You Forsyth County'

Graduating seniors from four more Forsyth County Schools will receive their diplomas during commencement ceremonies on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Retiring Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Dr. L.C. “Buster” Evans will be joining the Department of Corrections as the assistant commissioner of Education effective July 1. Credit: Patch File
Retiring Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Dr. L.C. “Buster” Evans will be joining the Department of Corrections as the assistant commissioner of Education effective July 1. Credit: Patch File
Graduating seniors from Forsyth County Schools will continue to receive their diplomas during commencement ceremonies this week.

Forsyth Central High held commencement ceremonies on Saturday, while Lambert High and South Forsyth High seniors will receive their diplomas on Tuesday, and West Forsyth High and North Forsyth High seniors on Wednesday.

The following is a message from retiring Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Dr. L.C. “Buster” Evans, who will be joining the Department of Corrections as the assistant commissioner of Education effective July 1. Dr. Evans joined Forsyth County Schools in 2007 and has served for 30 years in public education, including seven years as superintendent of Forsyth County Schools.


Wow, it is hard to believe that it was seven years ago this month that I was taking the job as superintendent of Forsyth County Schools. It was somewhat overwhelming and even intimidating to move from a very good, small school district in Georgia to one of Georgia's most outstanding districts. I took that leap of faith recognizing that being able to serve in such a distinguished district could well be the pinnacle of my professional career. Did I ever get that decision right!!!

Several things have made being a part of the Forsyth County Schools special. The people, the partnerships, and the progress have been important in the past, and these things will be important to the future of our school district. I will leave with a true sense of having enjoyed the people that we have worked together with who have been the keys of success. There have been so many people who have come before us who set the stage of success that we are able to enjoy today. Despite the worst economic recession in our nation's history since the Great Depression, and the resulting declining revenues, the people of Forsyth County Schools continued to remain focused on doing what was right for the children of our community. Whether it is the Board of Education that I have worked with, our leadership and administrative teams, the many who teach or support the teaching of children in our schools and district, we have become friends and family. 

Thank you for your friendship and support over the past seven years. This has sincerely been the most wonderful experience for  my wife Debbie and me. I leave you knowing that I have had the privilege of serving as superintendent of one of America's greatest school systems. There will always be a special place in my heart for my educational family in Forsyth County as well as the wonderful students and families that we serve. From the depths of my heart, thank you for the joy of allowing us to experience the quality of living in Forsyth County.

Sincerely,

L.C. (Buster) Evans

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