Board still unsure on Hinojosa’s successor
by Hannah Morgan
February 09, 2014 04:00 AM | 4692 views | 13 13 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa listens as several concerned parents speak about how they feel he handled the snow storm last Tuesday. Hinojosa announced his resignation from the Cobb school system later in the meeting.
Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa listens as several concerned parents speak about how they feel he handled the snow storm last Tuesday. Hinojosa announced his resignation from the Cobb school system later in the meeting.
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MARIETTA — The Cobb school board met in a closed-door special session Saturday for two hours to discuss what to do about Superintendent Michael Hinojosa’s sudden resignation.

Hinojosa told the board at a meeting Monday night he would be retiring early, ending his contract May 31. His contract was not set to expire until Dec. 31, 2014.

Board Chairwoman Kathleen Angelucci said she called the meeting Saturday so the board would have time to discuss what they would do with Hinojosa’s intent to leave the district.

The board is expected to vote at a work session Wednesday as to whether or not to accept Hinojosa’s resignation.

Because Hinojosa is opting out of his contract early, the board has to approve whether or not to allow him to leave before December, Angelucci said.

“We have a process we have to go through,” she said.

A timeline for finding a new superintendent is still up in the air, as the board could choose to name a new superintendent from within the district or by conducting a national search.

Board member Brad Wheeler said the board met Saturday to discuss what needed to be done in order to move forward with selecting a new superintendent for Cobb.

“We’re just working on things,” Wheeler said.

Angelucci said the process of finding a replacement for Hinojosa could

take many more meetings and months of work, although nothing had been determined yet.

“Should we do this or that, over here or over there,” board member Randy Scamihorn said.

The board discussed the process they would take in selecting a new superintendent, but did not decide anything, Scamihorn said.

All seven members of the board were at the closed-door meeting in the central offices Saturday, and will next convene for a work session on Wednesday.

Georgia law allows school boards to discuss an individual personnel matter behind closed doors, but it does not require them to shut their doors to the public. All voting actions must be taken in open session, however, in accordance with the Georgia Open Meetings Act.

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Cobb School Advocate
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February 10, 2014
Bring Grant Reveria back to Cobb Schools - this guy delivered - we need leadership with a proven track record - Most of Glover Street folks never achieved much in school academic achievement - check the real outcomes ! How they got to Glover street is the problem !
Cobb School Advocate
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February 09, 2014
How and who brought Hinojosa to Cobb - Someone other than the search company brought him in the back-door and wham-O a very dull Board hired him -

We taxpayers need to understand this, with someof the same board members and not let this happen again ! Just tell the education world that Cobb needs a superintendent and plenty of solid candiates will submit applications.
Dave Z.
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February 09, 2014
Hire Dale Gaddis.

He's a past finalist for superintendent with Cobb, Douglas and Jackson county schools.

He's been in leadership roles with the CCSD for many years and under many different supers.

He would be a solid inside hire - no learning curve necessary.

Set him loose
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February 09, 2014
Buy out the contract and get rid of him now. Put a competent interim in there - like Kermit Keenum - and let the search begin. I just URGE you, CCSD B of E, to be careful if you hire from within. We have so many incompetent people in the CCSD administration as it is. These administrators are just climbing the corporate ladder to the big bucks - and that is all they are doing. You need to get a citizen's advisory council together to help you with the hiring process.
no way
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February 09, 2014
Alice Stouder wasn't even fit to be an area super, much less hold the top position. She is as corrupt as the principals she covers up for.
Be smart
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February 09, 2014
Let him go ASAP! Then try to find a business person / CEO to right this ship. CCSD is a multi million dollar business and it needs to be run like one.
Best Candidate
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February 09, 2014
Alice Stouder...look into it.
@Best Candidate
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February 09, 2014
There is no way... Alice Stouder is 'what was'...
Pro Stouder
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February 09, 2014
Alice Stouder would be a wonderful candidate. She is no nonsense, follows the rules, and supports all equally. She is an advocate for both students and teachers. She is wonderful to work with(if you are doing your job). Another great candidate would be to call back the old area 1 super Phil Lanoue. We should get someone familiar with CCSD but not in the current cabinet.
No way
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February 09, 2014
You know how this board likes to hire outside so they can spend a bunch of money finding the perfect storm! Stouder would make sense, and getting rid of Angela Huff and the cabinet would make more sense! That would be too easy!
@Pro Stouder
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February 10, 2014
Alice Stouder is pro Alice Stouder. She is NOT an advocate for students or parents. She talks big, but when it comes to standing up to principals, she either cowers down to them or covers up for them. She ignored parents who tried to get help with a teacher at Timber Ridge who was way too rough on children. She was in it for the money and ego. Let her stay "retired."
Don't keep him
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February 09, 2014
Please let him go. As a matter of fact, request he change the date to March 1st. so we can stop wasting taxpayer money. Then, let his "cabinet go". It is well known that CCSD is out of control on top heavy executives. This is the time for the board to show they are serious about restoring this counties reputation!
Cobb parent/teacher
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February 09, 2014
ABSOLUTELY AGREE - Ask him to resign as on March 1st. His heart is in Texas, so let the rest of him be there too!!
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