Moore reflects on term as superintendent

Published 6:10 pm Wednesday, December 15, 2010

After four years of leading the Chilton County Schools system, Superintendent Keith Moore will be assigned his new duties during the board of education’s Jan. 3 meeting.

“I enjoyed working with each and every school in the county and kids all over the county, rather than just one school,” said Moore.

What Moore sees down the road for the school system depends on proration, if the school system has to borrow money and when the economy picks back up, he said.

“The school system hasn’t had to borrow money and has been able to add classes, schools and gymnasiums,” said Moore. “Now we have to maintain the facilities that we have.”

Moore would not have done anything differently during his term as superintendent, he said.

“I don’t think there is anything that I would have changed because I tried to be as fair as I could to every community and every school,” said Moore. “I kept in mind that I was responsible for many schools rather than one like I was used to.”

He learned a great deal in regards to the school system over his four years and learned how to deal with the public a lot in this position, he said.

“The main thing I’ve learned is just how the school system actually works,” said Moore. “I learned how a school system operates, where the money comes from and how to obtain teaching units and things like that.”

Moore and newly elected Superintendent Dave Hayden have conversed frequently, according to Moore.

“My advice to Hayden is to let your principals run their schools, get help from the central office staff and work closely with your board,” said Moore.