Bibb schools starting from scratch in superintendent search

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Bibb County Board of Education will start from scratch in its search for a new superintendent.

The board announced Thursday night at a meeting at Central High School the search had stalled.

Board member Lynn Farmer said candidates they liked didn’t pan out for various reasons–and some because of other jobs.

Those that were left didn’t quite fulfill what the board was looking for.

She said it was such an important decision the board wanted to be sure to get it right, and taking the time to make it right was the best choice.

“We did a lot of due diligence on candidates,” said Farmer. “We’re working really really hard, and I know that’s difficult because we can’t share everything we’re doing. We can’t show you that evidence because it is private and personnel (related). But we really are working very hard to find the best person.”

Farmer said the board would talk to Dr. Smith about staying on for awhile longer.

His contract is up on June 30th.

She didn’t detail a timeline for how long, but said Smith was open to staying and said he wouldn’t leave them in a mess.

She said it’s not long term and that they have a process going to find someone for the job.

It’s no cause for concern right now–the board is not in a hurry.

The board received two dozen applicants for the position.

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