UPDATE: Reaction To Beaufort County Superintendent Leaving

Beaufort County will soon start looking for a new school superintendent.

Dr. Jeffrey Moss is leaving next month to take the top school spot in Lee County.

Moss came to Beaufort County in 2004, after serving as superintendent in Stanly County for four years.

Moss calls Beaufort County a great place. He says, "I'm very satisfied with the staff I work with, very satisfied with the support from the parents. It's a wonderful community to live and wonderful community to raise children."

Dr. Moss says there was some turmoil during his tenure but he wouldn't change a thing. He says one of his proudest improvements was the funding the school district received in a lawsuit with the county commissioners. Getting that funding left some bad blood between he and the commissioners.

Commissioner Hood Richardson says, "Well, I'm delighted Dr. Moss is leaving. He has bankrupted every account the school has during the term he's been here. He has been a disaster for us."

Moss believes a new superintendent will have some challenges but says its no disaster.

The school system says when Moss arrived in Beaufort County, the school system's fund balance was $532,189. The most recent audit shows the system now has a balance of $919,266, leaving the school district in sound financial shape.