Gadsden City School Board fails to act on impending vacancy – News – Gadsden Times – Alabama News

Gadsden City School Board fails to act on impending vacancy – News – Gadsden Times – Alabama News

With less than 30 days left on his contract, the question as to who may replace Gadsden City Schools Superintendent Ed Miller remains a mystery.

Tuesday night the board met and no action items were addressed regarding the impending vacancy.

Board Vice Chairman Wayne Watts told The Times after Tuesday’s meeting he had “no answer” as to when the superintendent’s job will be posted.

New board chairwoman Deborah Howard told The Times “that was why I called for a work session” to address the superintendent’s job, when to post the job and what qualifications the board will be looking for in its new superintendent.

Until then, it’s business as usual for Miller, whose contract expires Aug. 31.

Miller was put on notice that his contract would not be renewed at the July 6 board meeting following a 4-3 vote.

Among some of the items discussed and acted upon by the board was the unanimous approval by the board to invest more than $9 million into a capital recovery and reinvestment program within the school system.

The work would call for the instillation of cost-efficient lighting, water fountains and windows, for example, which Todd Smith of Schneider Electric says would save the school system millions of dollars.

The total investment by the school system would be about $9.1 million with the promise that the savings from the work would eventually pay for the project.

“I feel like this is project we need to move forward with,” Miller said when making his recommendation to the board. “…this is one of the most extensive projects we’ve had as a school system, and I applaud you for looking at this and moving…

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