Butts County School System

The Butts County school board wants to know what qualities to look for in the next superintendent.

The Board of Education has posted a community survey to its site, asking Butts County community members, parents and other stakeholders six questions. School board members will review the results of the survey before beginning to interview candidates for the superintendent position.

The survey is open until June 30. The Georgia School Boards Association, which is conducting the search for Robert “Buddy” Costley’s successor on behalf of the school board, is accepting applications through July 7.

The survey, accessible from the Butts County School System’s homepage at www.butts.k12.ga.us, asks respondents, “Which prior positions do you think would prove most valuable for your next superintendent?” and “Which skills do you believe are most important for your superintendent to possess?”

Respondents are also asked about personal traits that may be valuable to the next school leader, and whether the school board should stay the course of the current administration, make changes where necessary or “Find a very different kind of candidate to go in a new direction.”

Costley has been superintendent since December 2011. His resignation is effective July 1. Assistant Superintendent Todd Simpson, former principal of Jackson High School, has been named to be interim superintendent while the search is ongoing.

Managing Editor

Michael Davis has been the editor of the Jackson Progress-Argus since 2010. He previously worked as an editor and reporter for the Henry Daily Herald and Clayton News-Daily.

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