KC school leader says he wants Atlanta-area district job

3 years 1 week 7 hours ago Wednesday, May 13 2015 May 13, 2015 Wednesday, May 13, 2015 7:41:37 PM CDT May 13, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The superintendent at the helm when the Kansas City district shed its unaccredited label says he's leaving for a job leading an Atlanta-area district.

The DeKalb County School District's Board of Education was announcing at a Wednesday night meeting that Stephen Green is the sole finalist to lead the 101,000-student Georgia school system. By law, the district must wait 14 days before offering a contract.

Green says two of his children and three of his children live in the Atlanta-area. He called the DeKalb County job a "unique opportunity."

Green would take over for outgoing superintendent Michael Thurmond, who began leading the Georgia district soon after an accreditation agency decided in December 2012 to put it on probation. The decision followed a six-month investigation that found nepotism and fiscal mismanagement.

 

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