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20 apply to be superintendent
Thursday forum delves into process
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The Liberty County Board of Education has 20 candidates for school superintendent and is asking the public to come to a forum Thursday to help decide how to choose the successful applicant.
The forum is set for 6 p.m. at the board office at 200 Bradwell St.
Board Chairman Lily Baker said, “We hope everyone interested will attend and present their questions and comments.”
The forum is a listening session for the board and members will receive the public’s input, not discussing candidates or answering questions. Most of the meeting will be conducted by Bill Sampson of the GSBA who is coordinating the search for the state school boards’ group.
Here are the specifications the Liberty BoE gave the GSBA to conduct the search:
• Applicants must be able to work cooperatively with the board and community, and be visibly involved in school and community activities.
• Applicants must be knowledgeable about school law and legal issues facing public schools.
• Applicants must have a proven record of sound fiscal management, be experienced and knowledgeable in budgeting and educational finance.
• Applicants must be proficient with technology.
• It is preferred that applicants possess or be eligible for the L-7 level certification.  (Eligibility information is available from the Division of Certification, Professional Standards Commission, Two Peachtree Street, Suite 6000, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404/657-9000 or
• Successful experience as a superintendent is preferred.
• Experience as a principal and teacher in a public school is preferred.
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