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BoE still sifting through candidates for superintendent

POSTED: April 28, 2012 5:00 a.m.
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Richmond Hill Elementary School principal Walt Barnes talks about Nichole Burrows, a special education teacher at RHES. She was named the Bryan County Special Education Teacher of the Year and honored at Thursday's Bryan County Board of Education Meeting at RHES.

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The Bryan County Board of Education is still sifting through candidates to replace outgoing Superintendent John Oliver, BoE Chairman Eddie Warren said Thursday.

In all, 32 applicants are seeking the job. The BoE has interviewed eight.

"We’ve got a lot of good candidates," Warren said. "We’ve just got to make sure we hire the right one."

As Bryan county's top school official, Oliver, who has spent 43 years in education and the past 26 in Bryan County, made $148,724.15 in 2011, according to He became superintendent in 2009 after the board bought out the contract of former Superintendent Dr. Sallie Brewer.

Read more in Saturday's Bryan County News.

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