More Applications Received for Oconee Superintendent Job

Forty-nine applications have been submitted to the Georgia School Boards Association so far, school officials say.

The open position of superintendent of Oconee County Schools is proving to be quite popular.

At a school board meeting Monday, Chairman David Weeks reported the Georgia School Boards Association but more were expected to trickle in over the week.

The Board of Education hired the GSBA to assist in the search after Superintendent John Jackson

On Friday, Jackson included an update about the search in his weekly email.  He said the information came from Weeks.

To date, 49 applications have been submitted, the largest number of applications for any vacancy since GSBA has been conducting searches for school boards,  GSBA officials told Weeks. 

"Weeks believes that this will provide a strong pool of candidates from which to select the next superintendent," according to Jackson's email. "Additional applications that have been postmarked by the January 6 deadline will continue to trickle in.  A final total should be determined later today."


Xardox January 14, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Now we know why the BOE subbed out the job of reading and culling. They'd have to do homework.
cricket March 06, 2012 at 02:46 AM
let`s see how long he hangs around. hmm
cricket March 06, 2012 at 02:56 AM
lets hope he can help our forever falling food nutrition program. no one else has helped us or even acknowledge our existance and the fact that cafeteria workers have not recived any raises of any kind in over 5 years. imagine working in a hot kitchen with linited resources for years and still make less than $8,00 an hour while newer employees are making more than $15,00 hourly not to mention all the raises that go up at the board offices. maybe he can see how to cut back on some of those 50 to 80 thousand jobs and pass a little on to the heart of the school workers such as food nutrition workers and custodial staff since the school system backbone starts with cleanliness and good food nutrition and with out that your schools don`t function, just check with the sacs committee and see.
Xardox March 06, 2012 at 05:44 AM
The Board reviewed and passed Reduction in Force guidelines well before any need to implement them appeared. The underlying message was they were going to preserve budget at the cost of real people's means of livelihood by placing the documenting highly objective surveys clearly into the hands of a few all too human subjective hands. Who's going to watch the watchers?


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