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CCS superintendent search begins

Friday, May 20, 2011

CCS Board President Rob Miller
Clay Community School (CCS) Board members began interviewing superintendent candidates during an executive session Friday.

"The applicant pool is still open and we've had many good applicants. We'd like to see someone in place by July 1," School Board President Rob Miller said.

Board members are searching for a highly qualified individual with lots of experience.

Many candidates applying do have doctorate degrees, but not all.

"They (the new superintendent) have to have a genuine desire to be a part of our schools. They have to have continued their education, have administrative experience in a school, a successful professional background and be someone who fits into our schools" Miller said.

When choosing the new superintendent, board members say they also consider public opinion and suggestions.

"We've had several people write in online and people send letters by mail. Hopefully, we've listened, and we really appreciate that. We wouldn't have asked for it if we didn't want it," Miller commented.

The executive session began at 5 p.m. at the CCS Central Office, 9750 North Crawford St., Knightsville. There will be a second executive session Saturday at 10 a.m.

During the session, board members will receive information and interview prospective employees.

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If each school has a principal and the whole county has a school board why do we waste money on a superintendent? They never seem to stick around long anyway

-- Posted by lifehasitsmoments on Fri, May 20, 2011, at 10:30 PM

Kirk Freeman has a vested interest in this county and, in my opinion, would make a great superintendent; however, if the board doesn't see fit to hire such a worthy person, then I hope they continue with Ms. Tucker. Although she doesn't live in this county, she has done a terrific job as an interim.

-- Posted by Bigpappy on Sat, May 21, 2011, at 5:24 PM

I would like to second the suggestion of Kirk Freeman. You won't find a better qualified or more decent human being. He would make our school corporation reputable and respected.

-- Posted by cubbiefan on Sat, May 21, 2011, at 6:21 PM

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