HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Do you have what it takes to lead the school system in Huntsville?
The Board of Education for Huntsville City Schools is gearing up to post the school superintendent job and find the person who fits all of the things they're searching for in potential candidates.
"All the board members have received a copy of our last superintendent search information and the qualities we were looking for. They're tweaking that and seeing if anything has changed and if there are any new qualities that they want. Based on that, we're building a job posting. We'll be posting the job sometime in June. We have to have it up for at least 30 days. We expect to accept applications for a little while," said Elisa Ferrell, board president.
Dr. Matt Akin's last day is next week. He resigned to take the superintendent job in Gulf Shores.
The Board of Education will have six months to find his replacement. Board members will need to decide if they're going to use a consulting agency to help locate a new superintendent.
"We're going to discuss that in the board meeting and it will be a board vote to decide if the five members want to hire a consulting firm," Ferrell stated.
They're going to have a special called meeting next week to vote in the contract for the interim superintendent, Christie Finley. She's been serving as Deputy Superintendent of Strategy and Innovation.
When it comes to superintendent, the Board of Education is looking for someone who can take Huntsville's school system to the next level. They need someone adept at handling a large school system at the helm.
Huntsville City Schools has a $260 million budget. There's 2,000 employees, around another 2,000 contract employees and 24,000 students.
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