Tuesday, January 10, 2012
More than 30 applicants from 10 states have submitted applications in hopes of being named the next superintendent of Oconee County Schools.
From current superintendents to area coordinators and even a chief executive officer, a "wide spectrum" of applicants is interested in the position of superintendent of Oconee County Schools, Chairman of the Board of Education David Weeks said at a meeting on Monday. As of last Friday, the Georgia School Boards Association, consultants the Board hired to assist in the search for John Jackson's replacement when he retires at the end of the current school year, had received 33 applications. Applications needed to be postmarked by Jan. 6, so the Board expects to receive a final count later this week, Weeks said. "They're giving the mail some time to trickle in those last couple of applicants," he said. Weeks said the GSBA has communicated …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
At a work session Monday, Oconee County Board of Education Chairman David Weeks gave an update about the search for a superintendent to replace John Jackson, who is retiring.
Six applicants hoping to be the next superintendent of Oconee County Schools have already submitted their paperwork. That's the latest information on the search for John Jackson's replacement, according to Oconee County Board of Education Chairman David Weeks. Jackson announced in September he will retire at the close of the school year. The vacancy is posted on the Georgia School Boards Association's website with instructions on how to apply. As of last week, the GSBA had received the six applications and many more are expected, especially near the end of the application process, Weeks said at a work session Monday. Wayne County saw a surge from 12 to 45 applications during the final week of its application process, Weeks said he was told…
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Members of the community can weigh in on the search for the next superintendent of Oconee County Schools.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
An 8-question online survey that asks members of the community what qualifications they think the next superintendent of Oconee County Schools should possess is now open. On Thursday, a letter from David Weeks, chairman of the Oconee County Board of Education, and a link to the survey were emailed to parents, teachers, and other community members that subscribe to the school district's listserv. One month after Superintendent John Jackson announced his plans to retire at the end of the 2011-2012 school year, the Board contracted the Georgias School Boards Association to assist in the search. The Board established a timeline for the search last week and decided applications for the position will be accepted through Jan. 6, 2012. "Meantime, …
Friday, October 21, 2011
The completion of the search is slated for mid-March.
If all goes as tentatively planned, Oconee County Schools will have a new superintendent by mid-March of 2012. Superintendent John Jackson announced in September he will retire at the close of the school year. He made the announcement early in the year to give the Board sufficient time to secure a replacement, he said. Along with a newly contracted consultant from the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA), the Oconee County Board of Education held a called meeting Wednesday to lay out the parameters of the search. The Board chose Chairman David Weeks to serve as the contact between the Board and the GSBA and agreed administrative assistant Deborah Epps would be the staff contact that would provide the GSBA with district information. …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Oconee County School Board voted to enlist the help of the Georgia School Boards Association Monday.
The Oconee County School Board will pay the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) $8,000 to assist with the search for a new superintendent. Last month Superintendent John Jackson announced he will retire at the close of the school year. He made the announcement early in the year to give the Board sufficient time to secure a replacement, he said. Bill Sampson, a consultant with the non-profit GSBA, gave a presentation to the Board last week outlining the services the GSBA provides during the search process. The cost would be a flat fee of $8,000 plus the expense for a consultant to travel from Buford to Oconee County 3-4 times, Sampson had said. The GSBA has been involved in more than 225 superintendent searches during the last 20 …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
One option is to contract a consultant from the Georgia School Boards Association.
The Oconee County School Board is looking at ways to move forward with a search for the school system's next chief. Last month Superintendent John Jackson announced he will retire at the close of the school year. He made the announcement early in the year to give the Board sufficient time to secure a replacement, he said. At a work session this week, the Board heard a presentation from Bill Sampson, a consultant with the Georgia School Boards Association. The GSBA is a non-profit that exists solely to provide service to school boards around the state, he explained. "Because of what you have here in Oconee County in the way of resources, especially human resources, this Board and the reputation you have, you'll have no shortage of …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
A 72-passenger diesel bus and a special needs bus will be added to the fleet around Thanksgiving, an official says.
On Wednesday morning buses will take to Oconee County roadways for the start of the new school year. At Monday's meeting of the School Board, transportation was on members' minds for another reason, too. The Board of Education approved the purchase of one 72-passenger diesel bus at a cost of $76,200. The school system is also adding one special needs bus to the fleet at a cost of about $92,000, including a lift, three wheelchair positions and air conditioning. Both buses come from Rush Truck Centers of Georgia, Inc. Much of the funding will come from the state, and the remaining $15,800 will come from the Transportation Budget and the sale of retired buses. The new buses are expected to be on the road by Thanksgiving, Assistant …