Frankklin County BOE starts search for new superintendent

The Franklin County Board of Education has begun the process of searching for the school’s next superintendent, who will replace current superintendent Wayne Randall, who is retiring at the end of the year.

The board voted at Tuesday night’s meeting to begin the search. Both King and Cooper and the Georgia School Board Association (GSBA) had contacted the board about conducting the search.

King and Cooper have given a quote of $8,000 plus expenses. The last time the board used this service through GSBA, the cost was $7,500.

Board Chairman Robin Cato talks about the board’s choice.

We voted to use a search firm for the superintendent search, and we voted to use the Georgia School Board Association’s superintendent search service. We have used them in the past and we decided to use them again in this search process,” said Cato.

Cato said the reason for using a service was due to the difficulty of the process.

It’s an arduous task. It’s very time-consuming. When an outside service handles it, that takes a lot of that paperwork, they handle the paperwork online. They are the one that pushes our ad for the superintendent position, they push it to all of the boards that advertise for jobs where people go and look for superintendent positions,” said Cato.

Cato also talks about the process used by the search service.

They’ll give us a timeline on how long the ad will stay out there. Then they’ll start taking the applications as they come in. They will put them online and then we have a certain amount of time to look at them and then we start making the selection process. Initially we will work with them on what the ad will look like. They get a lot of statistics and information about our county and our school system and they help write the ad, put it together so we will have a complete picture of what we’re looking for. It will be a national search,” said Cato.

Board members expressed an interest in meeting with Dr. Sam King with GSBA to go over the timeline and requirements involved with the search during their February retreat.