If all goes according to plan, Apalachee High School may have a new principal by Tuesday night.
Local leaders tasked with the decision are slated to meet sometime on Monday, Sept. 12, to discuss a recommendation and system leaders have said they hope to have some chosen by the time the board of education meets Tuesday.
The Barrow County Board of Education will meet in closed session Tuesday, Sept. 13, to receive the recommendation, immediately following a called meeting at 6 p.m. to discuss the county tax digest and mill rate. The meeting will be held in the Professional Development Center at 179 W. Athens St. in Winder. If a new principal is decided, the BOE will vote following the closed session.
Twenty-one people applied for the position, which an AHS interviewing panel narrowed down to five candidates after interviews were held on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The interviewing team was made up one parent, one student, one teacher and one AHS business partner, half of the AHS School Governance Team, which superintendent Wanda Creel said has been involved in the entire hiring process. The process included designing an online survey in order to gain information from the public on what qualities it seeks in a principal, selecting candidates to interview, developing interview questions and conducting the interviews.