The Commerce Board of Education has hired a consulting firm to help it find the successor to superintendent James E. “Mac” McCoy.
In a six-minute called meeting Friday night, the board voted unanimously to hire King, Cooper and Associates at a cost estimated from $4,000 to $5,000.
Sandy Addis, former director of Pioneer RESA and now with King, Cooper and Associates, had addressed the board at its May 9 meeting, offering its services. Addis currently also works with Clemson University.
At that time, Addis said he had conducted a successful search for the Habersham County Board of Education, which garnered 54 applications.
“You’ll get a good pool of applicants,” he promised on May 9, citing the “desirability of the area and a very desirable board to work for.”
“There’s a pool of people who apply for superintendents in North Georgia,” Addis added. “I could probably name 20 of them for you.”