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CCSD Invites Families to Meet with the Superintendent Finalist

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Dr. Robbie Hooker

Athens parents can meet Dr. Robbie Hooker, the sole finalist for Clarke County School District Superintendent, at a meet-and-greet this Sunday.

Families wanting to meet Hooker before the Board votes on his appointment can come to the meet-and-greet on Aug. 28, from 3-4 p.m. in the Vernon Payne Meeting Hall at the CCSD administrative offices building on Prince Avenue.

CCSD officials began searching for a new superintendent last November, after Dr. Xernona Thomas announced that she planned to retire in Dec. 2022. Officials did not list any potential candidates before naming Hooker as their sole finalist on Aug. 8.

Last week, the Athens NAACP released a statement saying that the CCSD’s selection process “lacked any semblance of transparency or community involvement” and failed to uphold “minimal protocols of fairness or equal opportunity.”

The Board of Education is expected to vote on Hooker’s appointment on September 1.