This year’s county election could impact the search for the next director of schools.
“You cannot appoint 45 days prior to an election or 30 days after an election,” Roane County Board of Education Member Wade McCullough said. “That is by law.”
Election Day is Aug. 2. If McCullough’s interpretation of the law is correct, the new director would need to be in place around the middle of June.
“Otherwise, we’ll have to go into an interim period,” McCullough said.