Richmond County BOE Wants Your Input On Next Leader
By Deon Guillory, WJBF GMA Weekend Anchor/Reporter - email
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Augusta, GA -
The search for a new Richmond County Schools Superintendent is moving into the next phase and you can pitch in.
The Board of Education has posted a survey on its website.
A list of nine questions, most of them multiple choice, that takes about five minutes to finish, but not everybody agrees that the click of a mouse is the way to go.
The search is on for Dr. Frank Roberson's replacement.
Many people in Richmond County have an idea of the type of person they want to be the next schools superintendent.
"We don't want anyone that don't have experience taking over the school system. We do need an experienced person in this position," said Leroy Bussey .
Dorothy Perry said, "My biggest concern is once you get in that position, you have to set that example. If you say you're going to do what you say you're going to do, then do it." Now, you can have your voice heard with just a few keystrokes, but the online survey is not just for parents. "The survey's done to get input from all our employees and the parents and anybody in Richmond County who wants to fill out the survey to try to give the Georgia School Board Association the idea of what they are looking for as far as a superintendent." said Tim Spivey, Deputy Superintendent of Richmond County Schools.
The nine question survey is anonymous.
It asks about experience, expertise and the next superintendent's degree.
WJBF News Channel 6 showed a print out version to a couple of people who live in Richmond County and there's mixed reactions.
Bussey said, "That way the community would know what kind of superintendent would be coming in next."
Perry explained. "You really can't go by a survey. You go by the individual. Anybody can fill out a survey. it's all about the person. Knowing the real person. Paper doesn't mean anything. It's the person's actions."