The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

March 1, 2013

Athens to hire consultant for superintendent search

By Jean Cole

— In their quest to find a new superintendent, Athens school board members tentatively agreed Thursday to hire a research consultant to assist in the search.

Current Superintendent Orman Bridges Jr. plans to retire in July 1 after 41 years as an educator, including 10 years as head of city schools.

During a work session Thursday night, board members discussed ...