The DeKalb County School District headquarters, at 1701 Mountain Industrial Blvd. in Stone Mountain (AJC FILE PHOTO)
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DeKalb Schools still aiming to name new superintendent soon

The DeKalb County School District intends to name a superintendent finalist soon, despite the coronavirus pandemic that has shut down school buildings across the country.

The DeKalb County Board of Education, through a corporate public relations group hired to handle the search, said the search has progressed despite the efforts to curtail COVID-19’s spread.

“The superintendent search is still under way,” the board said in a joint statement. “While we have experienced some small delays due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are excited about the progress made so far. We are optimistic that we will be able to introduce a candidate soon.”

The district, along with others across the state, closed school buildings on March 13 and moved learning online as officials worked to quarantine residents to stop the spread of the virus.

Officials have announced that about 68 people applied for the job, made vacant when former Superintendent Steve Green left the district in November. In May, he announced plans to leave the district at the end of the current school year. 

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