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Gainesville superintendent job open for applicants

POSTED: September 13, 2013 8:19 p.m.

The search for the next Gainesville City Schools superintendent continues to move along, with applications currently being accepted by the Georgia School Board Association.

The job description was posted on the association’s website Sept. 5, and has been distributed via other channels, as well.

Jim Puckett, board development specialist, has been working with the Gainesville school board in their search.

He said one of the requirements Gainesville board members put forth was whether or not the applicant had knowledge of how a charter system operates.

“The board also included (a question) related to having had experience working in a multicultural community,” Puckett said. “So for those two, while not unique to Gainesville, they certainly apply to the demographics, if you will, of the Gainesville search.”

Current Superintendent Merrianne Dyer has announced her plans to retire by the end of this school year. A tentative timeline shows the school board plans to have a new superintendent in place by January 2014, to work alongside Dyer through the spring semester.

The deadline for applications is Oct. 4.

To review the job posting, visit, and go to the ‘member services’ menu at the top of the screen.

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