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The Decatur County Board of Education continues to work on selecting a new Superintendent of Schools. Planning for the search began in February. Mr. Tim Cochran is retiring and the Board engaged King-Cooper and Associates, a superintendent search firm, to serve as consultants for the search. The position was advertised with an application deadline of March 31, 2023 and information about the search has been available on the school system website.
On Monday, April 10, 2023, the Board began reviewing applications and planning the interview process. Interviews will begin soon. After a first round of interviews, the Board will select a small number of candidates for a second round of interviews.
The Board received seventeen applicants for the position. Twelve of the applicants have a doctorate and all met the requirement of having a minimum of the six-year leadership certificate. Three of the applicants are superintendents or have superintendent experience. Also, in the search are six assistant superintendents or system directors, and three principals. Fifteen of the applicants are from Georgia school systems, and there is one each from Alabama and California.
“We are very pleased with the number and quality of applicants” stated Mr. Keith Lyle, Board Chair. “This is a critical decision and the Board is committed to selecting another excellent leader for our school system,” he continued.