Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012

The Greenville County School Board will begin interviewing candidates for district superintendent this week.

Seventy-two candidates from across the nation applied for the position to replace Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher, who is retiring later this year after serving more than seven years as district superintendent.

The School Board will interview candidates to select finalists. As soon as the finalists are selected, the Board will release their names and brief bios. The names of the finalists could be released as soon as the end of this week or early next week.

After the finalists are named, each of the finalists will spend a day in the district during the week of March 19. Activities will include "Meet the Candidate" drop-ins hosted by the Board so that employees, students, parents, business leaders, and other community members can meet each finalist.

The Board will meet on March 24 to discuss the finalists and is expected to name a new superintendent shortly thereafter.

Community input has been an important part of the selection process. Needed characteristics and skill sets were compiled from public forums and on-line surveys to assist the national search firm in identifying candidates. 

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