School Board, superintendent begin administration reshaping

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 11:10 AM.

Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton called action taken at last Thursday’s School Board meeting the beginning of a “reshaping” of district administrative staff.

Board members voted in support, but not until Billy Quinn, Jr. and board chair Linda Wood, acknowledged they had little choice in personnel decisions from the superintendent.

Norton filled out the principal roster at all four schools, a process that began in January.

He also tweaked job titles and some responsibilities for district administration as part of what he called a necessary multi-year plan.

A plan impacted by several factors.

Sara Joe Wooten, the assistant superintendent for instruction, and Deborah Crosby, director of special services, will retire by the end of the summer.

That is more than 60 years of experience the district will lose among leadership, including two critical positions within the district.

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