Three people applied for Bibb superintendent position | News
While Houston County has already lined up its next superintendent, Bibb County is still searching for its next one. According to one board member three people have already applied.
During Thursday night's school board meeting, member Lynn Farmer said getting applications now is considered early, even though they are due during the last week of March. The Georgia School Board Association is helping with the search.
"They said that they are receiving phone calls daily. Most applications for the position come in the final days before deadline which is March 28th. So GSBA is confident that we're on track to have good response to the job search," said Farmer.
She plans on getting another update from the association Friday.
Board member Tom Hudson believes the search should have started when the board hired Steve Smith, interim superintendent.
Almost a month ago, the Bibb County School board reviewed an audit which revealed former superintendent Romain Dallemand committed the school to more than $51 million in contracts without the school board's approval.
Former board member Gary Bechtel said the board knew about issues surrounding the Macon Promise Neighborhood project, but didn't know the big picture. He said the board should have had better legal representation and advice from lawyers Patrick Millsaps and Andrea Joliffe.
On Thursday Millsaps was at the school board meeting and told 13WMAZ's Elise Brown he didn't take the comment personally and has since spoken with Bechtel. He also understands why the board wants an investigation into the audit findings.
"It's public funds and so anytime if there's a question, I think the right thing to do is get a third party to look at it," Millsaps said.