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Public gives input of Athens superintendent search

ATHENS, AL (WAFF) -

For the first time in 10 years, the Athens City School system is looking for a new superintendent.

Dr. Orman Bridges is retiring at the end of the 2012-13 school year. The Alabama Association of School Boards is conducting the search for superintendent candidates.

Tuesday, they held public meetings for the community, school employees, and public officials to get input about what people want to see in the next superintendent.

"The quality of schools really drives the quality of life in the community, and it is so important that you get the right leader - somebody who is willing to come and stay and provide stable leadership over a long period of time," said the AASB's Director of Board Development Susan Salter.

Several residents said they would like to see the school system's career training enhanced with strengthened ties to local businesses.

"Whether it's the drafting program, or the culinary arts program, all those programs that are offered through the career school need to be supported strongly and vibrantly by the new superintendent," said Paula Laurita.

The goal is to get down to five finalists by the middle of May. Ultimately, the board of education will select the new superintendent, whom they want on the job by July 1st.

Those who did not attend the meeting can participate in an online survey.

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