Tift Co. school board searches for next superintendent

Tift Co. school board searches for next superintendent
The Tift County School board is looking for a superintendent. (Source: WALB)
Stacey Beckham. (Source: WALB)
Stacey Beckham. (Source: WALB)

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - The Tift County School Board wants the community's help finding their next School Superintendent.

Current Tift county superintendent Patrick Atwater will be retiring next summer, and the school system wants the public's input on what should be considered during the search.

The survey was posted earlier this week.

It asked questions such as what prior positions should the next superintendent have held, and what personality traits he or she should possess.

Tift County Schools communications director said it was important to get the communities help.

"This position, of course, has a huge effect on the education in Tift County, but it's also a big impact on the community at large. So we wanted to make sure we polled parents and employees, And folks in the community, just to kind of get an idea of what they really want to see in the future of education in our county," said Stacey Beckham.

The Georgia School Boards Association is compiling the information.

They plan to use the feedback to select candidates for the position.

They are still in the early stages of the process.

The school board wants to hire a superintendent by the end of the year to create a smooth transition.

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