The school board has a hired an outside company to “assist” with their search for a new superintendent of Pickens County schools, following a called meeting last week.
School Board chairperson Wendy Lowe announced at the close of their regular meeting Thursday that they would use King and Cooper, a company that has worked on 27 superintendent searches in Georgia, to help find a replacement for Mike Ballew, who retired at the end of last year.
The board decided to use the outside company to help notify other school systems in Georgia and surrounding states of the vacancy as well as complete background checks of potential candidates at the called meeting.
Board Member John Trammell made clear at the regular meeting that the board is using this firm to "assist" not lead in the hiring process.
Lowe discussed how King and Cooper will be used in a followup interview. The board has also prepared a document "Superintendent of Schools Job Qualifications."
See a complete story on the superintendent search in tomorrow's print edition.