The board did not vote on the contract decision, but in interviews later with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, five board members said they opposed extending the contract and three board members said they wished to retain Carstarphen.
The decision to find a new superintendent has been controversial among Carstarphen's supporters, who have praised her for the district's progress since she was hired in 2014.
Friday’s meeting will include a presentation from the district’s law firm, Nelson Mullins, about the search process.
Board Chairman Jason Esteves has said that the board expects to provide an update at its Oct. 7 meeting. He has said the board wants to hire a superintendent before the start of next school year.