Viewpoint: Dougherty County Superintendent Search - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Viewpoint: Dougherty County Superintendent Search

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • 17-year-old charged in shooting

    17-year-old charged in shooting

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:00:11 GMT
    Source: WTOCSource: WTOC
    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a youth arrested in Garden City with the shooting of a Savannah man during a robbery Aug. 3.

    More >>
    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a youth arrested in Garden City with the shooting of a Savannah man during a robbery Aug. 3.

    More >>
  • Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

    Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

    Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:00:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). Protesters march Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.
    Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.A small stream of protesters marched in the St. Louis suburb as night fell Friday.More >>
    Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.A small stream of protesters marched in the St. Louis suburb as night fell Friday.More >>
  • Albany fire investigating house fire as arson

    Albany fire investigating house fire as arson

    Albany fire investigating house fire as arson

    Saturday, August 23 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-23 14:21:32 GMT
    604 West Gordon Avenue House Fire604 West Gordon Avenue House Fire
    Albany Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday morning on West Gordon Avenue.More >>
    Albany Fire Department responded to a house fire Saturday morning on West Gordon Avenue.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

 

The Dougherty County School Board is beginning its search for a new superintendent.  We can only hope this search goes better than the last.

Four years ago, board members set out specific qualifications for candidates and guidelines they promised to follow to make the search open and transparent.  

They then violated those guidelines, cut the process short, hired one of the most unqualified candidates, and even got sued for refusing to release the names of other finalists.  It was a debacle.

Last week, the board appointed a 3-person committee to kick off this search.  They'll decide where to advertise, come up with a timeline, and most importantly develop those qualifications for candidates.

We believe board members learned from the mistakes of the past.  We expect this search will go more smoothly, and we urge the board to make this search a truly open process and one truly dedicated to finding the best person to lead the school system.