Viewpoint: A New Year for the School Board

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - After a rough couple of years for a deeply divided Dougherty County School Board, 2013 seems to be off to a better start. Board members chose three solid finalists for the job of interim superintendent.

Last week, they hired Dr. David Mosely. With experience as a superintendent and an interim superintendent in several Georgia school systems, he seems to be a good choice. Mosely also seems committed to be more than simply a caretaker of the position.

He's visiting every school to talk to teachers and administrators about their challenges and what's going well at their schools. He says he's ready to deal with the system's past problems with improper spending of state and federal money, and he wants to help get the system back on track.

We hope he can do that, and we hope board members work closely together to conduct a national search to find the most qualified candidate to take on the superintendent's job on a more permanent basis.

It's what the taxpayers, and more importantly what the students, deserve.

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