Dr. George Bayles has been named principal of the new middle school scheduled for completion in the Provo City School District next fall.

Administrators appointed Bayles Monday. Superintendent Michael Jacobsen said Bayles is viewed as an excellent administrator and will provide strong leadership in his new assignment. His first responsibility will be to establish procedure for staffing the new school located in the Rock Canyon area of the city.Bayles has most recently served in the district administration as the at-risk co-ordinator for students.