Council to Appoint Superintendent Committee

At last night’s City Council meeting, it was announced that an advisory committee will be put together to help the School Board find a replacement for outgoing superintendent Scottie Griffin. In today’s Progress, James Fernald writes:

The committee will include two School Board members, a former school board member, a former city councilor, a PTO council representative, a city school staff member, the city manager and a representative from an organization involved with low-income families.

Board chair Dede Smith has said that they’re not going to consider race or sex in their hiring (which would be illegal to do, wouldn’t it?), but fellow board member Muriel Wiggins says that, on the contrary, the new superintendent must be black.

This will end in tears.

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