The board hopes to hire a new superintendent by September, but there’s no way of knowing when that person will actually start. Edwards’ contract stipulates that she remains in an advisory capacity for two weeks after the new superintendent’s on board, providing that happens before Dec. 31.
“Staying for an extra two weeks is unusual,” Edwards said Thursday. “When I came here [in 2003] I met [her predecessor] Ida Love only once. The truth is, the new person might not want me around that much. But I’ll be as helpful as possible.”