Principal of state's most expensive public school resigns


ATLANTA - The principal of North Atlanta High School announced his resignation Friday.

A spokeswoman for Atlanta Public Schools said Dr. Howard Taylor will step down on December 1, 2013.

North Atlanta High is the most expensive public school in Georgia.

A Channel 2 Action News investigation exposed the total cost of the new school at just under $150,000,000.

It cost $56,500,000 for the property on Northside Parkway, $82,634,808 for the main buildings and $8,759,181 for the athletic fields.

A statement from the school district spokeswoman thanked Taylor for his leadership during the planning, relocation and opening of the school.

 A transition plan is in place and the search for a new principal will begin immediately.

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