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Forrer named sole finalist for school superintendent

Christopher Forrer of Madison County has been named the sole finalist to be the next Franklin County School Superintendent.

The Franklin County Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday at special called meeting at noon to name Forrer as their top choice for the post.

After naming Forrer the finalist, the board must wait 14 days before taking final action to hire him.

"The board is required to make available to the public documents for inspection and/or copying concerning any finalists under consideration whom the board has determined to be best qualified for the position," a press release from the school board said.

Information on the candidate is available at the board office and is posted on the school district website at

"The board plans to have the new superintendent hired and in place by July 1," the press release said.

Forrer, if finally appointed, will take over for Wayne Randall, who plans to retire May 30. Randall was told last year that his contract as superintendent would not be renewed.

Forrer is currently the director of student services for Madison County Schools and serves as the system's school improvement officer.

An advertisement for the superintendent's post drew 32 applications.

"From these applicants, candidates were chosen for close review and were interviewed as the board sought to determine those applicants best qualified for the position," the school board's press release said. "The board worked with Georgia School Boards Association Search Director Dr. Samuel King to identify the characteristics desired in the new superintendent; adopted qualifications for the position; approved a recruitment announcement; reviewed applications; and interviewed candidates that appeared to have closely med qualifications."

More details on Forrer's background will be published in next week's issue of the Franklin County Citizen Leader.

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