The deadline for receipt of applications for the position of Superintendent of McDuffie County Schools closed last Friday. School Board Chairwoman Georgia Hobbs said 23 applications were received by the Georgia School Boards Association. By The McDuffie Mirror's deadline on Tuesday, Mrs. Hobbs said she did not know how many of those applications were local or how far away they came from.
GSBA Consultant Bill Sampson said a panel of retired superintendents will review the applications, rank them and divide them into three categories: highly qualified, average and not qualified - and then turn them over to the McDuffie Board of Education members. The BOE will then determine which ones they want to contact for interviews. Mrs. Hobbs said interviews will begin sometime after June 4.
Current Superintendent Mark Petersen turned in his letter of retirement at the end of March to the Board of Education. His retirement is effective June 30, at which time Dr. Petersen will become superintendent of the Ninety-Six School System in Greenwood County, S.C.