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New position created in Education Department

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Department of Education has created a new administrative position of chief of staff.

The department announced Monday in a news release that Madison County superintendent Thomas G. "Tommy" Floyd has been named to the position, which pays $131,000 a year.

Terry Holliday, education commissioner, says the position is needed because of new initiatives related to state-mandated public school reforms and the No Child Left Behind waiver. The chief of staff will also work with what Holliday called "stakeholders and partner groups."

Floyd has been head of Madison County schools since 2008.

He also worked in the Wayne and Montgomery county schools as well as Somerset Independent Schools. During the last 26 years, he has been a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent.

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