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City Schools of Decatur could announce superintendent finalists by end of the month

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City Schools of Decatur could announce superintendent finalists by end of the month

Brad Draeger with Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates speaks to the Decatur School Board during their June 9 meeting. File Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
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Brad Draeger with Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates speaks to the Decatur School Board during their June 9 meeting. File Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Brad Draeger with Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates speaks to the Decatur School Board during their June 9 meeting. File Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

Decatur School Board Chairman Garrett Goebel says that the board is narrowing down its decision on City Schools of Decatur’s next superintendent.

“In the last month, the board has interviewed eight candidates,” Goebel said. “A community interview panel composed of 13 members has interviewed a short list of those candidates. The board has subsequently held a second round of interviews with the short list. We are currently in the process of vetting candidates. We are hopeful that we will be ready to announce finalists before the end of the month.”

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Goebel said the interviews are finished and the board is now vetting the candidates. The board could name up to three finalists, he said. He said once the board announces finalists, the board will have to wait 14 days to approve a contract, meaning that a new superintendent could be in place by October.

Superintendent Phyllis Edwards in March announced her intent to resign but is staying until the board names her successor. Her contract ends on Dec. 31.

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