Search continues for ECHS principal

Published 3:27 am Monday, July 23, 2007

By Staff
By: Adrienne McKenzie for the Standard
The search is still going strong for an Escambia County High School principal, according to superintendent Billy Hines.
Kyle Ferguson, former principal at ECHS, turned in his resignation two weeks ago and his resignation was effective July 20.
The screening process of applicants will begin tomorrow at 1 p.m. However, the deadline for submitting applications is today. A special committee consisting of 12 individuals has been formed to complete the interviewing process. The committee will submit a recommendation to school board members after the process is complete.
The committee will consist of two central office personnel, two teachers from ECHS, two support personnel from ECHS and two people from each of Districts 5, 6 and 7. Randall Little, assistant superintendent, will serve as chairperson for the interviews.
Hines said names of committee members can not be disclosed to make the interview process fair for all applicants.
Legally the principal position has to be advertised for 14 days before any decisions can be made, Hines said. The 14 days ends today and the screening process begins tomorrow.
Interviews for ECHS principal should be held July 25 and the committee should make a recommendation to the board at the July 26 meeting. If a candidate is not found from the applicants, the search for a principal will continue and Hines will select an interim principal.
The screening process tomorrow will consist of the committee looking over the applications and ensuring all standards are met.
Anyone who wishes to apply for the position must have a Master's Degree, must have or be eligible for Alabama Certification with Endorsement in Principalship or Endorsement in administrative/supervisory K-12, must have three plus years of high school experience and three plus years administrative experience, assistant principalship preferred.
Hines said if no one meets the qualifications, he will go from there, first deciding who to select as interim principal.

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