Thirty-four Apply to Be Next Georgia School Superintendent

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Newton County (Ga.) Board of Education is considering 34 applicants for its next superintendent of schools.

Jim Puckett, board development specialist with the Georgia School Boards Association, reported to the school board Tuesday that 34 applications were submitted for the open position of superintendent of Newton County Schools in February and early March.

Puckett presented the applications and other information to the Newton County Board of Education members during a special called executive session meeting on March 19. It was not open to the public, under state law.

The Citizen previously requested the number of candidates who had applied for the position, since GSBA reported to the board each week how many had applied, but the school board refused to release any information until after the meeting.

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