The Columbia County School District has accepted the resignation of Lakeside High School Athletic Director Jody Hilley, effective immediately.

In a statement released today:

“The district began an investigation after receiving information Sunday, June 21, 2020, about a racially inflammatory Facebook post made by Mr. Hilley.  The posting of such messages is unacceptable and inappropriate, especially for an educator.

The Columbia County School District is committed to providing its students and staff with a safe, positive educational environment.  To this end, we hold our faculty and staff to the highest standards of behavior and will not accept conduct that detracts from this mission.