School board holds interviews for new director

Friday, February 8, 2008
Tribune Photo by Karen Hall Cornersville resident Curt Denton, left, talks with Marshall County director of schools candidate Spurgeon Banyard on Tuesday.

Marshall County residents were given the chance this week to judge for themselves which of five candidates will make the best director of schools.

The members of the Marshall County Board of Education are giving up all their evenings this week in order to interview each of the five candidates for the position.

The public is welcome at the meetings, which are being held in the conference room at the central office on Jones Circle.

The board utilized the services of the Tennessee School Boards Association to advertise for candidates, and voted to adopt the short list of five candidates that the TSBA presented to them from the 16 initial applicants that applied.

Randall Bennett of the TSBA advised the board at an earlier session that state law required all such interviews be open to the public.

A dozen or so school system employees, clearly interested in who their new boss might be, attended on Tuesday night, along with one concerned parent, and one reporter.

See Friday's Tribune for the complete story.