The action, which was opposed by Commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle with Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson and Commissioner Joe Jackson absent, puts off the decision likely until next year, when mayor-elect Hardie Davis and three new commissioners take office.
The school board will begin the interview process in a closed meeting at the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce at 1 p.m. Friday. A second session will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
Cierra Y'Kesia Simms, 22, initially told Richmond County Sheriff's deputies about 7 a.m. Wednesday that she had discovered the baby on the ground behind the Masonic Temple on Wrightsboro Road, wrapped in towels.
Senior Vice President for Research Mark Hamrick said he is leaving his administrative role Sept. 1 and returning to his love of teaching and research to meet an important grant deadline. Vice Provost Roman Cibirka has "stepped away" to "pursue something else" but it was unclear what that was.