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Who is next to head the schools?

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By Damon Lawrence

Roane County Board of Education Member Frank Mee said he’s concern about the lack of action on the system’s top position.

Director of Schools Toni McGriff’s contract is set to expire on June 30.

The board has not voted to extend the current contract or start the search for a new director.

“We can’t just wait until the end of the year to address this,” Mee said. “If we’re going to be looking for one, we need to get the word out right now, so if anyone is interested they can get in touch with us.”

Board Member Mike “Brillo” Miller said the board needs to get moving if they plan to look for a new director.

“If that’s the direction we’re going, we need to get the process started,” he said.

When asked when the process might start, Board Chairman Darrell “Drack” Langley said, “I don’t know yet.”

The next board meeting is Thursday at 7 p.m.

The director of schools issue was not on the tentative agenda.

“I’ve asked around, and it’s not going to be on there,” Mee said.

When McGriff was contacted about whether she will seek an extension, she said she was not interested in talking about her future plans.