BOE special meeting slated for Thursday

Published 1:18 pm Monday, January 27, 2014

The Butler County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting Thursday to appoint an interim superintendent.

“As an interim superintendent, we’re looking for someone who understands what a superintendent does and what a superintendent will do,” Butler County Board of Education President Terry Williams said.

The interim superintendent will take over for Darren Douthitt who resigned on Jan. 21 to accept the same position with the Anniston City School System. Douthitt will take over in Anniston in February.

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Douthitt began his career in education as a teacher for the Anniston City School System, teaching English, speech, multicultural studies and GRE remediation from 1993 until 1998.

“I appreciate the opportunity to be here,” Douthitt said during the board’s regular meeting on Jan. 21. “I kept my focus on students, and that’s what kept me sane.”

Williams said the board will seek input from the community before choosing a permanent replacement for Douthitt.

“We need community involvement, so that whoever is selected can work with the community,” Williams said.

The special called meeting will be held at 7 p.m. following a work session by the board. The work session will begin at 6 p.m.

Both the meeting and the work session will be held at the Central Office boardroom at 949 Oglesby St. in Greenville.