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Buford High School principal resigns
Buford High School principal Lindsey Allen speaks to a crowd Sunday, July 28, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Buford High.

Lindsey Allen has stepped down from his role as principal of Buford High School, after serving in the position for less than a year. 

Buford City Schools stated in a press release on Tuesday, Jan. 21, that Allen had resigned for “personal reasons.”

“Mr. Allen was pivotal in the opening of our new high school last year,” Buford City Schools Superintendent Robert Downs said in a press release. “We appreciate all that he gave to our school during a time of extensive transition. I wish him the best in his future endeavors.”

Scott Chafin, assistant principal of Buford Academy, will serve as the high school’s interim principal until the end of the school year. Before taking a role as a program manager at the Georgia Department of Education, Chafin worked as an educator and principal at Worth County High School in South Georgia. 

“We are grateful for Mr. Chafin’s willingness to serve in this capacity for the remainder of the school year as we begin the search for a permanent high school principal,” Downs said in a press release. “His extensive administrative experience coupled with his ties to our community make him an ideal candidate for this transition.”

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