NC School Board Association to aid Robeson County superintendent search

Robeson County School Board members held their monthly meeting Tuesday, and some are getting impatient with the recovery from last year's storms.

LUMBERTON, NC (WBTW) – Robeson County School Board members met Tuesday evening in Lumberton. On the agenda, how to handle the search for a new superintendent.

After several weeks of controversy, the school board tonight voted unanimously to let the North Carolina School Board Association lead the search for a new superintendent.

The board ousted the previous superintendent during a January executive session, but an offer to a new candidate was later taken back after legal action was brought to the board. The new search will begin immediately with a job posting and public comment period set to end April 17th.

Several board members expressed this was the right way to go since the process can be time-consuming and confusing.

“It is basically an administrative services that helps them recruit candidates, get good information about those candidates, and have a process that is smooth and uniform,” explained Allison Schafer, legal counsel for the N.C. School Board Association.

Schafer said the process usually costs school boards around $25,000.