Two weeks after announcing Dr. Jerre Doss would be asked to stay on as superintendent for the 2012-13 school year, school board members changed their minds. They came out of a two-hour executive session with school attorney Aaron Clay Monday morning to announce that Doss would not be offered a contract extension.
"A lot has changed in the last couple of weeks," school board member Tammy Smith said. "We feel we need to get back to what's important, which is the kids.
"As a board we're in agreement," she continued. "I think we're on the same page with this, and that's the first step in reuniting the school district and moving forward in a positive manner."
Doss was appointed interim superintendent in late January and was contracted to stay on the job until June 30, when it was hoped a new superintendent would come on board. "As far as I know that's still in place," Smith said, although the search for the superintendent came up empty. That's why Doss had agreed to stay on the job.
It's been speculated that former superintendent Mike McMillan would be willing to step back into his leadership role for the coming year. "Mike McMillan might be willing to come back, but that's not the direction we're looking at."
Instead, Smith said, the school board has approached an employee who is currently working for the school district. A special school board meeting has been set for Friday, May 25. After a 7 a.m. executive session, Smith said an announcement may be made concerning the appointment of an interim superintendent.
In the meantime, the search for an assistant superintendent, human resources director and business manager continues.blog comments powered by Disqus