Cobb school board expected to discuss superintendent search

The Cobb County school board plans to convene a special meeting Saturday to discuss “a personnel matter.”

The meeting comes just days after Superintendent Michael Hinojosa unexpectedly announced he planned to resign from the position he’s held since July 2011.

At Saturday’s meeting, scheduled for 2 p.m. at the district’s Marietta headquarters, the board plans to meet in executive session – which means the public will not be allowed to attend.

Cobb County school district spokesman Jay Dillon said Thursday the board is expected to discuss Hinojosa’s resignation, his replacement and “where to go from here. The best approach…the strategy for going about that.”

Hinojosa, 57, made his surprise announcement to school board members Monday night. He said he planned to leave in late May, at the end of the school year.

Hinojosa said earlier this week he’d decided months ago to move to Texas to assist with aging parents but did not want to announce his decision until he had a solution to the $80 million budget deficit facing Georgia’s second-largest school district.

He also said he plans to take a consulting job once he relocates do the Dallas area but declined to name the company.