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Richmond County school board to begin superintendent interviews

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:09 PM
Last updated Thursday, July 24, 2014 6:24 PM
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CORRECTION: This article incorrectly stated the final day of superintendent Frank Roberson's term. It will be on August 22. The Chronicle regrets the error. 

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.

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showboat
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showboat 07/23/14 - 06:35 pm
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Why waste money to bring
Unpublished

Why waste money to bring people in for an interview, when you got an individual on staff that can do the job Mr. Tim Spivey.

bright idea
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bright idea 07/23/14 - 08:17 pm
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Are you sure

they are required by law to name 3 finalists? Other systems have been known to name only 1 or 2 finalists before the 14 day waiting period. As long as they make the name(s) public I'm not sure the number matters.

concerned consumer
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concerned consumer 07/23/14 - 08:17 pm
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I hope the Board members will

I hope the Board members will look at qualifications instead of race or politics. Please look for someone that will not listen to the upper administration (cabinet), but will bring in fresh and new ways to move the school system forward. Also, the Board members need to look for a new Human Resources leader. The current one only hires based on nepotism.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/23/14 - 09:38 pm
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The problem will be finding 3

The problem will be finding 3 people that will want to work for Richmond County for the measly salary that they will offer.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 07/23/14 - 11:55 pm
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Oh I am sure

They will have no problem finding someone...who wouldn't want to work in a county with a 57% graduation rate? You don't really have to work to improve on that number. The downward spiral of Augusta continues. To bad it's citizens keep re-electing the same boneheads and expecting different results...

dichotomy
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dichotomy 07/24/14 - 11:22 am
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"all documentation describing

"all documentation describing the candidates will be released."

Heh heh.....I cannot describe the candidates but I'll bet I can describe the final selectee.

AFjoe
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AFjoe 07/24/14 - 01:22 pm
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Take notes

The school says always take notes. Please take the notes from the
A-RC commission and how they do it. Then throw them away.

Pops
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Pops 07/24/14 - 03:32 pm
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This will be a great opportunity

for the school board to act even more pompous and holier than thou than the commissioners do.......

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 07/24/14 - 04:32 pm
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" You don't really have to

" You don't really have to work to improve on that number. The downward spiral of Augusta continues. "

I am curious; did you attend Richmond County schools?

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