Tuesday is last day for input on new super

Published 9:39 pm Monday, March 18, 2013

The online community input survey for the next Covington County Schools superintendent will closeTuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Parents of students in the system were notified twice via automated phone calls about the ongoing, anonymous online survey, which is part of a package created by Alabama Association of School Boards to help the CCSS choose a new superintendent.

“We have just over 200 responses, which is a good response rate, but we would love to see even more people participate,” said Susan Salter, AASB’s director of board development.

The survey, which was created through surveymonkey, can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CovingtonCounty.

Residents are asked what skills, traits and experience they would like to see in the city’s next superintendent, who will replace Terry Holley when he retires this summer after 36 years in education.

Once the survey period ends, the AASB will advertise the position, take applications and narrow the results to five finalists.

Candidate interviews are tentatively set for the week of May 10.

Salary range for the new superintendent was set between $95,000-$102,000.

The board also agreed to a selection timeline that will name the new superintendent by June 1.

Holley will remain on staff until the end of August to assist in the transition.