Dougherty County school board members will meet Thursday to discuss their top candidates for superintendent.
Board members met briefly Wednesday morning, but cut it short because only five of the seven members showed up.
"We felt like that this was probably the most important things we're going to do as a board. And that we would give one more opportunity for all board members to show up and participate," said school board chair, Carol Tharin.
Last week, board members spent three hours reviewing 24 applications presented by the Georgia School Boards Association.
They must narrow the number down before inviting several finalists for interviews.
"I think when you're on the ground floor and your discussing the group of applicants that you're going to put in the final pool, it's extremely important to make sure we get the key folks that we all feel should be in the final pool," said school board member Darrel Ealum.
Interim Superintendent David Mosely is not an official applicant but has said he would take the job permanently if board members can't find the right candidate.
The next meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday at 5pm in the board room of the school administration building.