Per Mark Niesse in an article in Friday’s AJC (article is behind pay-wall):
Atlanta’s school board has fired its superintendent search firm, PROACT Search, because of concerns that the company wouldn’t be able to land a top-tier leader for the troubled city school district. The board voted 6-2 Thursday night to seek a new company that would focus exclusively on Atlanta’s needs and dedicate more resources to the superintendent hiring process.
The BOE was concerned that the search firm would not be able to devote sufficient resources to the search as it was also conducting similar searches for four other school districts. The current firm will continue the process until an new firm is hired.
There were a couple of other key items that were in Niesse’s report that are important to note (direct quotes in italics):
- Superintendent Davis is paid $240,000 per year.
- Salary for the new Superintendent estimated at $275,000 to $325,000.
- Davis … plans to step down at the end of the 2013-2014 school year.
- Under Davis’ current contract, in the event a new replacement is hired, Davis will be terminated.
- Davis can be removed by a majority vote of the board
- Applications for superintendent will be due Oct. 1.