Board still considering candidates

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 1, 2003

There is still no word on who will be the next superintendent at Troy City Schools.

In a special meeting two weeks ago, the school board narrowed the field from four to two: Linda Felton-Smith, the principal at Charles Henderson High School and Herman "Mickey" Schuber Jr., superintendent of Dublin City Schools in Dublin, Ga.

School board president Ron Pierce said the members were still waiting to for some background information on the candidates to come back.

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"We're really not in a hurry to make a decision right now," Pierce said. "It doesn't need to be made today or tomorrow."

Pierce said the goal is to have the new superintendent in place by July 28, and whether the decision is made two days from now or two weeks from now, the board still plans to meet that deadline.

Pierce said both Felton-Smith and Schuber will be able to start July 28: Felton-Smith because she is already in the system and Schuber because he no longer works for Dublin City Schools.

School board member Roxie Kitchens said the board is taking the selection process very seriously and that the members want to be sure they make the right choice.

"It's difficult," she said. "This is a decision that will affect so many people and we want to make the right decision."

Pierce said the board will try to bring the two candidates back to Troy for the week of July 14, but details haven't been worked out yet because that same week several members will be at a school board conference.

Board member Doug Patterson said the two candidates will come back and meet with the PTO officers and with the principals, vice-principals and central office workers.

"We are being very deliberate in looking at the candidates and in the process of selecting a new superintendent," he said.