State reposts job opening for superintendent of Achievement School District; salary range increased
The state reposted a job opening Thursday to allow more people to apply to be superintendent of North Carolina's newest school system, known as the Achievement School District, which will take control of some the state's lowest-performing schools.Posted — Updated
This is the second time the job has been posted, and it now includes a higher salary range.
"The position was posted at first ... as a local superintendent. After reconsideration, it was reposted ... as a policymaking exempt position, which changed the salary range," said Vanessa Jeter, a spokeswoman for DPI. "(It's) important to note the posting is a range and not a set figure."
"Some of those (previous applicants) might come back for another interview," Jamey Falkenbury, a spokesman for Forest, said Thursday. "Since we have had to delay the selection process for a few months, many qualified individuals around the state and country who did not know about the program before have since expressed an interest in applying."
For now, the state board still has the power to make the final decision about who is hired for the position. But Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson said he plans to be involved in the process.
"Now that we have a new superintendent, we wanted to give him the opportunity to get settled in before the process started back up again," Falkenbury said. "The selection committee is not starting the process over again, rather building off the work they’ve already done to ensure that this program is a success and the right person is chosen for the job."
"We’ve got kids that desperately need help. We’ve got to get going," said Rep. Craig Horn, R-Union, who helped design the Achievement School District. "We need to get moving."
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