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PRESS RELEASE
DECATUR COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION
March 20, 2023

DECATUR COUNTY SCHOOLS BEGIN SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH

 

The search for the next Superintendent of the Decatur County School System is underway. On Monday, March 20, the Board held a planning session with a representative of King-Cooper and Associates, a Georgia firm that will assist the Board with the search. 

The Board previously set a timeline for the search that includes a deadline of March 31, 2023, as the last date to accept applications.  King-Cooper and Associates has mailed vacancy announcements about the search. The search announcement is posted on various internet sites. It is the Board’s desire to conduct a thorough search process in selecting the next leader of the school system while maintaining the necessary confidentiality of applicants until finalists are selected.

The Board has developed 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 April.

The need for a search for a new Superintendent was created when Mr. Tim Cochran announced his upcoming resignation at the end of the current school year.  It is anticipated the search will be completed soon and a new superintendent will be named no later than June 1, 2023.