BOE continues superintendent search

The search for Rabun County School’s next superintendent is still underway according to current super Melissa Williams.

Williams said the Board of Education received more than 30 applications, but only selected a quarter of those to go through the interview process.

“They have actually had 36 applications for the superintendent’s position come through. They chose eight for the interview process for the first round and they are finishing up interviewing the last two,” Williams said. “I would think that with them choosing to interview that many in the first round of interviews that they might choose the top their candidates from that first round and choose to do a second round of interviews.”

Williams said if all goes well, she expects the BOE to make an announcement about the new superintendent in Spring.

“Depending on when they can do the second round of interviews would determine when they might make a decision,” she said. “I don’t know if they would be able to choose someone by the end of this month, but it could very well be that they announce their decision in March.”

Williams added that once the announcement of the recommendation for the new superintendent has been made, the public will be able to have insight into the BOE’s selection for a period of 14 days.

“The announcement for a superintendent is something that would go out. It has to lay on the table as far as a recommendation for at least a 14 day period with a persons application and/or resume’,” she said. “So that way it’s open for public observation for anyone to comment on before it goes and becomes official.”

The next scheduled Board of Education meeting will be held on Thursday, February 21.