Stalling al­leged in search for schools chief

The Columbus Dispatch - - Front Page - By Bill Bush

Colum­bus Board of Ed­u­ca­tion mem­bers traded ac­cu­sa­tions Mon­day evening in a con­tentious meet­ing called to restart their pre­vi­ously voided su­per­in­ten­dent's search that went nowhere.

And while Board Pres­i­dent Gary Baker said now is the per­fect time for a search be­cause su­per­in­ten­dents don't typ­i­cally switch jobs in mid-school year, he also couldn't say whether the board would have a can­di­date by this fall, when the new school year be­gins and the tim­ing turns bad again.

Board mem­ber Mary Jo Hud­son, one of three on the seven-mem­ber board who de­manded that the board scrap its first search for vi­o­lat­ing the Ohio Open Meet­ings Act, ac­cused the board lead­er­ship of in­ten­tion­ally stalling. She said the

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