- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

ROME, Ga. (AP) - Officials say 46 people have applied to be the superintendent of Rome City Schools.

Board of Education Chairwoman Faith Collins tells the Rome News-Tribune (https://bit.ly/2eU5HPY ) that that number is the most she has seen in the more than a decade she has been on the board.

The Georgia School Boards Association published the job posting in mid-August and stopped taking applications Friday.

The organization is currently evaluating the applications so that the board can choose which candidates to interview.

Collins says the board had initially hoped to have a choice made by January, but with such a high number of applicants the board does not want to rush the selection process.

Rome City Schools’ Chief Operations Officer has been acting as interim superintendent since Superintendent Michael Buck retired in September.

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Information from: Rome News-Tribune, https://www.romenews-tribune.com

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