After an unsuccessful search last year, the Mobile County School Board is once again accepting applications for the district’s open superintendent position. The board halted its first search last November amidst concerns that none of the candidates were a perfect fit for the job. Board member Reginald Crenshaw told the Press Register, “I hope we can meet a candidate who has all of the qualities we’re looking for, not just most of the qualities.”
According to the Press Register, board members are hopeful that the timing of this second search will lend a larger, better pool of applicants. For this round, the board plans to select and interview finalists in March, and the selected superintendent would begin work starting July 2 of this year. Unlike the fall round, this schedule corresponds with most superintendent contracts, which generally end in the summer.
Mobile County is the state’s largest school district. From promoting STEM courses to narrowing the achievement gap, Mobile County has a proven record of innovation that has yielded gains in student achievement across the entire district.
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