The Jackson County School System is seeking comments from the community on what it wants in the district’s next superintendent.
“We really would like to have as much participation as we can with the community, parents, staff and faculty,” said Kathy Elrod, assistant superintendent for human resources
Superintendent Shannon Adams announced in October that he will retire from the school system at the end of the school year after more than 30 years in education. He cited health problems for his decision to retire.
The Jackson County Board of Education agreed in November to hire the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) to spearhead the district’s search for its next superintendent.
A representative from the agency told the board of education that the GSBA won’t pick the district’s next superintendent, but will help the BOE establish qualifications for the position, solicit applications and review potential candidates based on those qualifications.
Elrod said the Jackson County School System’s website — www.jackson.k12.ga.us — will have an eight-question survey for the community, starting this week. The survey will remain on the district’s website for two weeks.
01/12/12 at 04:47 AM
this search will be another "dog and pony" show by the BOE. they will pretend to do an exhaustive search, but in the end will chose one of the "in house, good ole boys" that will continue the policies failure preferred the by BOE
ummm...you want my two cents cut the administrative staff salary in half. Quit giving out obscene dollars in pay. Be the first in your town to do away with Teacher Tenure. Should be just like every other employee. If they can't afford you....don't hire em or keep em. If I have to live mean....then everyone should pay the price like I do. Take that to the bank Kathy Elrod.