The Richmond County Board of Education’s hunt for a new superintendent will enter a new phase Friday and Saturday, when board members begin interviewing candidates.
The school board will start the interview process in a closed meeting at the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce at 1 p.m. Friday. The board will hold a second session in another closed meeting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
The interviews will not be open to the public, but the board must hold a public vote to reduce the number of candidates to the top three applicants.
After the choices are narrowed down, all documentation describing the candidates will be released.
Superintendent Frank Roberson’s last day will be August 22. Roberson was hired in August 2010, and his contract was renewed for one more year during a 2013 school board meeting.
Roberson will be leaving an unconventional legacy behind him. Forced to take medical leave from his position six months into his term because of complications from an abnormal clustering of blood vessels on the brain, he was mostly absent for 19 months of his stay.
After extensive physical therapy, Roberson returned to full-time work in September 2012.