The Forsyth County Board of Education announced Monday that Keith Porter from neighboring Dawson County will serve as interim superintendent of the school system until the position is filled in the fall.
Porter is a familiar face in the region, having recently retired after five years as superintendent of the Dawson school system.
Porter’s announcement came after the school board met in executive session. Porter will follow Buster Evans, who is leaving Forsyth at the end of the month to become assistant commissioner of education with the Department of Corrections.
Porter is a Dawson County native and product of its school system, in which he’s worked for the past three decades.
Evans has led the Forsyth school district for six years.
The deadline to submit superintendent applications to the Georgia School Board Association, which is handling the process for Forsyth, was May 2.
While the association is vetting candidates, all applicant information will be sent to the school board in three groups ranked as most qualified, somewhat qualified and not qualified.