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Columbus School Board Votes To Form Search Committee For New Superintendent


UPDATED: Tuesday April 9, 2013 8:53 PM

The Columbus City Schools board of education voted on Tuesday evening to suspend its search for a superintendent.

The board voted 4-2 to instead form a search committee for the superintendent – a plan presented by Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman.

As part of the resolution, the board voted to search for an interim superintendent to replace Gene Harris, who announced her retirement late last year.

The search committee that will be convened to search for a permanent superintendent will be co-chaired by school board president Carol Perkins and Coleman.

“In passing this resolution, I believe the Board of Education showed great leadership in embracing and acting on the feedback we’ve received regarding the superintendent search process,” said Perkins. “The Board will focus our short-term efforts on finding a highly-qualified individual to serve as the interim superintendent.  I am accepting Mayor Coleman’s longstanding offer of assistance, and am asking him to co-chair a search committee to find the District’s next permanent superintendent.  Together we will establish a search committee and outline a process and timeline to complete the search.

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