TCS board meeting postponed

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Troy will have to wait at least one more week for the Troy City School Board to decide who will replace superintendent Hank Jones this fall.

The board was supposed to meet in a called meeting Wednesday night to vote on who will become the new superintendent. Board president Ron Pierce said the Wednesday night meeting was rescheduled because of a scheduling conflict.

"We're going to meet sometime next week," he said.

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Pierce also said the board was still on track to decide on a new superintendent at that meeting.

"As far as voting, we still intend to do that," he said.

Board member Dorotha Thomas said she had no comment on the matter, but Roxie Kitchens said she was not overly concerned with the delay.

"Yes, it's going to put us a week behind schedule, but we still have time before school starts to get a new superintendent in place," Kitchens said.

The PTO officers, administrators and central office employees with the two candidates earlier this week and have submitted their recommendations to the board.

"They had a series of questions they asked the candidates and then they rated them," Kitchens said. "It is not unlike the process we as a board went through."

The board will review the evaluations and make a decision at their next meeting.

The two candidates the board will choose from are Linda Felton-Smith, the principal at Charles Henderson High School and Mickey Schuber Jr., the superintendent of Dublin City Schools in Dublin, Ga.

Jones officially retires in October and despite setbacks, board members still hope to have the new superintendent hired by the end of this month. Once the new person is in place, Jones will finish his contract as a consultant.