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School Board May Appoint Interim Superintendent


Demond Means

The Clarke County Board of Education has scheduled another called meeting for Monday to discuss Superintendent Demond Means’ departure.

In addition to an executive session to discuss personnel matters, the agenda also includes an action item: “Potential Action to Appoint an Interim Superintendent.” The 3:30 p.m. meeting will be held at the H.T. Edwards building.

Whether or not an interim superintendent is appointed depends on how much progress the board makes during the closed session, President LaKeisha Gantt told Flagpole.

Means announced his intention to leave at a Nov. 21 meeting. The board met for over three hours behind closed doors Monday to negotiate his exit.

But for now, Means remains superintendent. According to organizer Fred Smith Sr., he is still scheduled to speak at a “Crisis in Black Education” meeting from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at H.T. Edwards. The event is a follow-up to a December 2017 meeting at which Means discussed the disparity between black and white students.