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Floyd school board to start interviewing superintendent candidates in January

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Floyd County Board of Education members expect to start interviewing superintendent candidates next month, according to the board chairman.

“We hope to be able to set interviews up in mid-January,” said George Bevels, board chairman. “I think we’re all looking forward to getting started with the interview process.”

During a called, closed session meeting Thursday, board members met with Trudy Sowar of the Georgia School Boards Association to discuss the applications the association received for the position.

The GSBA received 29 applications for the Floyd County position. There are 18 applications from Georgia, three from Alabama and one each from Virginia, Texas, California, Florida, New Mexico, Connecticut, Arizona and Pennsylvania.

GSBA is handling the superintendent search for the system. A committee reviewed all of the candidates’ qualifications, checked references and ranked them according to the criteria the board submitted as requirements.

“They have access to all the applications online,” explained Sowar. “I delivered a verbal report for the top seven candidates that were judged to best fit the board’s requirements.”

Board members plan to review all of the applications over the next few weeks, Bevels said.

Once they decide who they want to talk to, Sowar said she will set up interviews with those applicants.