GAINESVILLE - Hank Ramey, who has been principal at Chicopee Woods Elementary since 2010, has been named prinicipal at Banks County Middle School. The Banks County Board of Education approved his hiring Wednesday night.<br />
Ramey, who is a graduate of Johnson High School, began his career in the Hall County School System in 1994 when he was employed as a para-professional at Jones Elementary. The next year he became a teacher at the school. <br />
Ramey entered school administration in 2004 when he became assistant principal at East Hall Middle. He is also a former principal at Jones Elementary.<br />
As the Hall County School Board prepares to adopt its upcoming budget, three public hearings have been scheduled, and the Board plans to ask for a property tax increase to restore some funding lost during the economic downturn.