The search for the next superintendent of Commerce City Schools has started and the board of education is seeking input from community members and employees.
The board has approved vacancy announcements and a plan for advertising the vacancy. It is advertising the vacancy by posting notices with the Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA), with the Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA), and by mailings to all school systems and Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs) across the state.
“The board believes that the desirable living environment of Commerce and the already strong school system will help to attract applicants from both the immediate area and from outside the region, said a news release sent out by the search firm of King-Cooper and Associates. “The Board anticipates receiving a number of well qualified applicants for the position that will lead the school system.”
The vacancy was created by the “retirement” of nine-year superintendent James “Mac” McCoy, which becomes effective June 30. While McCoy is retiring as a Georgia educator, he is taking a position as a county school superintendent in Alabama.
Applications are due by June 28, with interviews of the top applicants scheduled during July, and the naming of a superintendent in August or September.
Seeking input from the community and staff, the board posted an online survey at www.commerce-city.k12.ga.us.
“The board encourages parents, students, employees and interested community members to participate in the selection process by completing the survey,” the news release said. “The board hopes to receive input and opinions from a large number of stakeholders and will continue that input in the selection of the next superintendent.”