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School board speeds superintendent search

Jeff Rose's replacement could be hired by this summer

When news emerged four weeks ago that Jeff Rose was the only finalist under consideration at a larger school district in Georgia, Beaverton School District officials noted that they might take up to a year to find a permanent replacement.

Now the Beaverton School Board has decided to shift its search to a faster track.

A new superintendent could be hired this summer, spokeswoman Maureen Wheeler said Monday. The board laid out its plans during a spring work session last week.

Rose’s resignation is effective June 1, when he becomes Fulton County Schools superintendent in suburban Atlanta.

“The School Board is grateful for his work in the district and now begins the process to hire a new superintendent,” Chair Anne Bryan said in a statement.

Bryan said the board would hire a company that specializes in superintendent searches to help them through the process, which will begin immediately.

“The board will ensure that the search process includes ample opportunity for staff and community members to communicate their ideas for the attributes and qualifications of the next superintendent for Beaverton schools,” she said.

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