Chilton school board interviews for finance position

Published 11:54 am Tuesday, December 27, 2016

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

CLANTON — The Chilton County Board of Education will conduct interviews this afternoon for the chief school financial officer position.

Four interviews will be conducted.

“Depending on how those go we hope to hire someone by the first week of January,” board president Lori Patterson said.

This decision would be made at a called meeting of the Chilton County Board of Education. A date has not been set for the meeting.

The board is looking for the candidate that best fits the job description it approved earlier this month.

Many of the qualifications for the positions are outlined by the state. Additional requirements are outlined by local school systems. The Chilton County board used a Boaz City Schools CSFO description as a model, changing wording to fit the Chilton County position. The board also added that the CSFO “will be evaluated by a board review annually or as needed.”

Initially there was concern that if the school system did not have someone in place by Jan. 1, there would be issues for the school system at the state level. Patterson said if the system had someone in place by the first week in January, then there should not be any issues.

The position was advertised with a salary of $78,000.

The CSFO for the school system had been on health related administrative leave, then resigned on Nov. 18 with the resignation effective March 1, 2017.

A consultant was brought in to help the school system close out the 2015-2016 fiscal year, which ended on Oct. 31.