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Decatur School Board, GSBA hosting superintendent search community sessions Sept. 14, 28


Decatur School Board, GSBA hosting superintendent search community sessions Sept. 14, 28

Elizabeth Wilson School Support Center, City Schools of Decatur. Photo by Dean Hesse.

Decatur, GA — The City Schools of Decatur School Board will host two in-person community conversations in September about the superintendent search.

The community is invited to share feedback for the board to consider as it prepares to create the leadership profile of the superintendent position. The sessions will be held on Sept. 14 and 28 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Decatur High School cafeteria, 310 N. McDonough Street.

To register for one of the sessions, click here. A survey will be available for those unable to attend one of the in-person events.

The school board is working with the Georgia School Boards Association to conduct the search for the district’s next superintendent.

The current superintendent, Maggie Fehrman, has a short-term contract with the district but has been invited to apply for the job.

Fehrman took over for former superintendent David Dude in April 2021 after he left the district following months of investigative stories by Decaturish.com that examined allegations raised by the school district’s former human resources director. The School Board gave Fehrman a one-year contract in May 2021.

The school board extended her contract in February for another year. Her new contract, which begins July 1, gives Fehrman a $10,000 raise, from $190,000 to $200,000. She’s also eligible for a retention bonus of $25,000 if she completes the full term of her contract. She can also get a payment of up to $13,333 if she does not use all 15 of her personal leave days.

Editor and Publisher Dan Whisenhunt contributed to this article.

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