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Leath retiring; search begins for Limestone County assistant superintendent

By Holly Hollman
hhollman@decaturdaily.com 340-2445

ATHENS — Looking for a job as an assistant superintendent?

Then Limestone County is looking for you.

Assistant Superintendent Richard Leath is retiring in December. The search for his replacement starts Tuesday.

The position oversees personnel issues and student disciplinary matters.

Leath came to Limestone County from Alaska in August 1997.

"I've run things past him, and he tells me the truth by saying something won't fly or he likes the idea," Superintendent Barry Carroll said. "I hope we can hire somebody in time so that Mr. Leath can work with the person before his retirement starts."

Carroll said no decision has been made on how the county school board will handle hiring a replacement, such as whether it will conduct interviews or use a screening committee.

"We likely would narrow candidates down to six and go from there," Carroll said.

Leath said he will spend his retirement playing golf, fishing and going to Florida State games.

"I'm not getting on a bus and leaving the area any time soon," he said.

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