Search Begins For New Superintendent

The search for the next Superintendent of the Jeff Davis County School System is underway. Feb. 7, the Board held its first planning session with representatives of King-Cooper and Associates, a Georgia firm that will assist the Board with the search.
The Board approved a tentative timeline that includes a deadline of March 8 as the last date to accept applications. King-Cooper and Associates has mailed vacancy announcements about the search throughout the State of Georgia. The search announcement will also be posted on various internet sites. It is the Board’s desire to conduct a thorough search process that involves the community and employees while maintaining the necessary confidentiality of applicants until finalists are selected.
In the coming weeks, the Board will also be developing a leadership profile that includes the skills and competencies desired of the next Superintendent. The profile will be important as the Board determines the best candidates to consider and interview for the position. Interviews should begin in late March and continue through April.
The need for a search for a new Superintendent was created when Dr. Stan Rentz announced his upcoming retirement at the end of the current school year. It is anticipated the search will take three to four months.

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