Board of Education rescinds offer to finalist

By Monroe Roark
Times Correspondent

The Henry County Board of Education held a special called meeting on Monday, July 10 to discuss the potential contract details for the sole finalist for superintendent of schools, Dr. Timothy Gadson.

The discussions around the contract details were held in executive session. Upon the conclusion of executive session, Board Members returned to the Boardroom where Josh Hinton made the motion to rescind the contract offer. Holly Cobb seconded the motion and the motion passed 3-2 with Dr. Donna McBride and Annette Edwards voting in opposition.

The Board will now start the process anew to find the next superintendent for the eighth largest system in Georgia. Superintendent Rodney Bowler remains on the job until the end of September.

Board Chair Dr. Pam Nutt provided the following statement regarding the latest development:

We want to thank Dr. Gadson for his consideration and interest in our school system. This process to find the next superintendent to lead our schools has been done with the best interest of our students, employees, and community at heart. With that being said, the contract demands of Dr. Gadson far exceeded what has been traditionally extended to previous superintendents by way of salary and compensation packages. The Board will now start the search process over again.

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