Central residents lobby for greater say in superintendent search: 'We're tired of being No. 2'

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 07:33:25 PM. The previously low-temperature search for the person who will replace Central school’s founding superintendent, Michael Faulk, heated up Monday night as teachers and residents pressed for a greater say in
The previously low-temperature search for the person who will replace Central school’s founding superintendent, Michael Faulk, heated up Monday night as teachers and residents pressed for a greater say in who that person will be. Saying he was speaking on behalf of a group of fellow faculty and residents, Central High teacher Ken Worsham said finding the right successor to Faulk will determine whether Central continues to improve and eventually outpace the academically top-ranked Zachary school district. “We're tired of being No. 2,” Worsham said. “It’s like kissing your sister. We want to be No. 1.” Worsham urged the board to let a group of individuals representing a cross-section of the community into the room as it questions the applicants for the top job over Central’s public schools. “There’s wisdom in counsel,” said Worsham. Central School Board launches search for superintendent, sets Oct. 11 deadline for applications After a month of discussion, the Central School Board members finally agreed Monday to the t… The superintendent search began in mid-August and the deadline to apply is Wednesday; mailed-in applications must be postmarked no later than that date. The applications are set to be opened at the close of business Oct. 16 and the board plans to meet Oct. 18 at a still-to-be-determined time to settle on which applicants it will interview. Interviews are planned for the following week. Faulk announced his resignation June 26 and it takes effect Dec. 31. He has...Read more
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