Extension granted to School Board to find new superintendent

A extension has been granted to the Dothan City School Board as the search continues to find a new school superintendent. 

Five candidates now remain as the school board continues it selection process for a new school superintendent. This search has been a six month journey after former Superintendent Chuck Ledbetter resigned on June 1st. The extension was granted by interim state school superintendent Dr. Ed Richardson on Tuesday. 

This extension allows the schools board 90 days to find the right superintendent for Dothan city schools. 

"I see the Dothan board working very hard and in a thoughtful way to find the right superintendent and as long as they're doing that I want to give them sufficient time to make the right decision," Richardson said. 

With this extension school board chairman Mike Schmitz hopes that a new school superintendent will be in office as early as January 1, 2018. 

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