School board narrows search

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Marshall County School Board narrowed the field of candidates for director of schools from five to two Tuesday night.

The board agreed to continue its investigation of candidates Stan Curtis and Spurgeon Banyard.

Chairman Tim Harrison congratulated board members for their tenacity during last week's round of interviews, saying, "Last week was a long week. Everybody was here every night. I am proud of each and every one of you."

Harrison explained that the Tennessee School Boards Association recommended that each member write down the names of their two preferred candidates, without indicating first and second choice, and sign their name to the ballot.

After some discussion, it was agreed to follow this pattern and not go to a third choice unless there was a tie.

See Wednesday's Tribune for the complete story.