Bibb superintendent search reopened | News
The Bibb County Board of Education announced Thursday night that it's reopening the search for a permanent superintendent after leading candidates withdrew from the running.
Board member Lynn Farmer said, "we are determined to find the best superintendent for Bibb County."
"We're ready to go back out and cast another net and see if we can't reach a wider pool..
"We did have some quality candidates," Farmer said, but "sometimes people move on or make other job decisions or whatever."
The Board has said it reviewed 23 applications for the position in a closed session earlier this week.
Farmer said the board is still interested in some of the previous applicants, and that they would likely have to reapply.
Interim Superintendent Steve Smith's contract is up on June 30th. Earlier this week he told 13WMAZ that if a superintendent is not hired by July 1, he would help on a short-term basis.
Smith was appointed after the board bought out the contract of superintendent Romain Dallemand.
Old Miller High to become residential property
Also at the meeting, the school board voted to allow the purchase of the old Miller High School to a Kentucky-based company for $250,000.
The president of Oracle Consulting Services, Mark Wright, said the site will be turned into affordable housing.
"We're trying to take the A. Miller School, which is a historic property, we're trying to renovate the property into 62 units of housing. we're going to put 9 single family houses on the property also," said Wright. "It'll be for middle income families. 60 percent immediate income. And we are going to basically, uh, completely redo the interior of the project and renovate the entire historic exterior of the property," he said.
Wright said funding will come from affordable housing tax credits and credits for redeveloping buildings with historic value.
Perfect Attendance Seniors, and Bibb School retirees honored
More than 20 retirees were also honored at the board meeting and two students Tyler Miller, Rutland High School, and TaLyndria Mosely, Westfield High School, were recognized for having 13 years of perfect attendance. That equals to 2,340 days.