Houston school board to vote on superintendent contract

bpurser@macon.comApril 7, 2014 

PERRY -- The stage is set for the Houston County Board of Education to hire its next superintendent.

Contract negotiations began mid-March with the sole finalist, Mark Scott, the school system’s assistant superintendent of human resources.

At the school board’s Monday work session, the contract was not discussed. But the board is expected to take action on the contract at its regular meeting Tuesday, said board Chairwoman Marianne Melnick.

If approved as expected, Scott’s first day as superintendent is expected to be June 1.

In other business, the school board is considering purchasing 12 replacement school buses from Blue Bird Corp. in Fort Valley.

The $1.4 million capital-line purchase likely would be financed over five to six years, with no money due until fiscal 2016.

The buses would replace some that have been on the road since the 1990s.

The board is expected to vote on the measure at its Tuesday meeting.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 256-9559.

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