ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Board of Education agreed Thursday to let the “experts” sift through applications for the director of schools vacancy and provide the board with a list of final candidates.
By a vote of 6-1 the BOE agreed to take advantage of a Tennessee School Board Association service to help find a replacement for director Charlotte Britton who retires at the end of June.
The program costs $8,500, and will include advertising the job opening to a wide market, the applicant screening process, and overseeing the required community meetings, which includes advertising for those meetings.
The ultimate decision on who will be the system’s next director will still be made by the BOE. The TSBA brochure states that the board would receive a “final report and recommendations of candidates.” The number of names on that list is still to be determined.
This will be the first time Hawkins County Schools have utilized the TSBA director search program. Britton and her predecessor, Clayton Armstrong, were selected following a BOE applicant search.
Armstrong’s predecessor, Tommy Dykes, was held over from the era when school superintendents were elected. After the law changed Dykes was reappointed by the BOEs until his retirement in 2003.
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