October 12 –Mike Dugan and Bobbi Williams will continue to share superintendent responsibilities for the Decatur Public Schools District until at least June 30, 2017.
Tuesday night the DPS Board of Education unanimously approved contract extensions for both Williams and Dugan. They will serve until the end of next school year or until a new superintendent is chosen.
“We wanted to put them under contract while we were in the process of searching, so we don’t know when we’ll come up with someone,” Board President Sherri Perkins says. “Typically, if someone is at another job, they will wait till the school year ends before they leave that other job.”
Several board members previously said they felt it wouldn’t be productive to bring in another leader half-way through the school year. Dugan and Williams will not be receiving a superintendent’s salary
Also during Tuesday night’s meeting, two search firms spoke to the board about why they should be chosen to help the board find a new superintendent. The firms were they HYA Executive Search firm and the School Exec Connect. The board previously worked with HYA when they looked for a new superintendent after Gloria Davis.
The board will vote on which firm to use at a later meeting and the process to find a new superintendent candidate will begin shortly after.