Bibb BOE discusses superintendent search

jmink@macon.comMarch 20, 2014 

At least three candidates have applied to be the next superintendent of Bibb County schools, and several others are showing interest, school board member Lynn Farmer said Thursday.

The school board is planning to ask the Georgia School Boards Association to suggest a time line for hiring the new superintendent. The GSBA is working with the school district to help choose its new leader.

“They’re fielding phone calls on a daily basis” about the position, Farmer said.

Furthermore, a majority of candidates will send in their applications the last few days before the deadline, Farmer said.

New data center

In other business, the board voted to transfer more than $2.4 million from its contingency fund to begin work on a new data center at Hutchings Career Center. The center originally was scheduled to be supported by federal E-Rate funds, but the district is still waiting to receive that money.

To get the project wrapped up during summer vacation, board members unanimously voted to transfer the money and agreed to then put that money back into the contingency fund when the E-Rate funding comes through.

The board also voted to transfer $91,000 to complete a storm drainage improvement project at Northeast High School and to pump $1.5 million in Race to the Top funds into a student computer initiative. The project will put Dell computers in several schools to be used for student testing.

To contact writer Jenna Mink, call 744-4331.

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