ROGERSVILLE — The Hawkins County Board of Education approved a “help wanted” brochure to use in the search for a new director of schools.
The brochure lists qualities the board is seeking for the new director. Those qualities are based on comments made at a series of community meetings last week,
The Tennessee School Board Association, which is conducting the Hawkins County director search, will advertise the brochure with a March 12 deadline for applications.
During a special called lunch meeting Monday, the BOE also approved the procedures for selecting the director.
For example, TSBA will recommend up to five finalists for BOE consideration, but the BOE can reject any or all of those applicants.
All school board members will interview the finalists and only board members will be allowed to answer questions.
At the end of the interviews, each board member will list, but not rank, his or her top two choices in a written ballot.
The candidate who receives the most votes will be invited to return for a second interview. An effort will be made to select the director unanimously as a show of solidarity and support for the new director.
The selection timeline has now been revised as well.
The BOE will receive a report from TSBA naming the finalists on March 20.
Interviews will take place the week of March 24-29, and the finalist will be chosen the week of April 7-10. The BOE’s selection would be announced April 21, and the superintendent assumes the position on May 1.
Current Director Charlotte Britton retires on June 30.
Among the director of schools criteria adopted by the BOE based on the community meeting comments were: