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The United Way of Southwest Georgia honors more than a dozen organizations for their leadership in supporting United Way agencies. United Way raised about 1.1-million dollars this year. That's up slightlyMore >>
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Dougherty County School Board members want property owners to know, they won't raise your taxes despite another tight budget year. Monday night Board members held a public hearing to give people a chanceMore >>
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Dougherty County School Board members went on the record Monday night saying Dr. Joshua Murfree is the "best qualified candidate available" for the school superintendent's job.
Three board members disagreed with that assessment but were outvoted.
The board is required to give Murfree that designation in order to move forward with his hiring.
The vote allows the school system to secure a waiver for the certificate necessary for Murfree to be sworn in as school superintendent.
That vote passed 4 to 3. But before Murfree takes over, there are a few other items that must be hashed out.
Board Chairman David Maschke, who along with board members Emily McAfee and Michael Windom voted against the waiver, says Murfree has submitted a contract proposal to the board.
Maschke would not go into specifics about what it contained, but said the board will meet Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock behind closed doors to go over that draft contract.
"The school board is going to meet to discuss their individual reactions to the contract. Then if the board feels there needs to be any additional negotiation, naturally those will be expressed to Dr. Murfree. Either there will be a committee or the full board will meet with Dr. Murfree, or Dr. Murfree and his attorney, to hammer out the details," said Maschke.
After that takes place the contract will then go before the full board for a vote.
As of right now, Murfree's paper work is being submitted through human resources.
They are still awaiting official transcripts from two of the colleges he attended before he can be officially be sworn in.
The school system must get a waiver from the Profession Standards Commission for Dr. Murfree because he does not have an L-7 Leadership Certificate required to be a superintendent.