Escambia school board search continues
Published 1:50 pm Monday, March 20, 2006
By By KERRY WHIPPLE BEAN – Publisher
The Escambia County Board of Education is nearing the end of one phase of its search for a new superintendent.
The postmark deadline for applications was Friday, so board attorney Broox Garrett did not have a final tally on applicants as of Friday. But applications will next be sent to a consulting firm to narrow down the qualified candidates to three, he said. And local in-system applicants will also receive an interview by the board.
Interviews will be open to the public.
Superintendent Melvin “Buck” Powell announced in January he will retire from the position July 1. Powell has been with the school system for six years.
The school board has set a salary range of $92,000 to $94,452 for the new superintendent. Garrett said the school board has not set a specific timeline for the hire but hopes to have one in place perhaps by early May, in time to ensure a smooth transition.