Two dozen apply to be CCS superintendent

At least 26 people have applied to be Catawba County Schools’ next superintendent, the system's attorney confirmed Friday.

The deadline for applications was Thursday, but the school system may continue to receive applications postmarked in a timely manner, said CCS attorney Crystal Davis.

“We actually have a meeting scheduled for March 14, and that will be closed session, where the board will receive the applications,” Davis said. “They will begin to review them.”

Davis said she could not specify where applicants were from or other details related to the applications.

The CCS school board hired the N.C. School Boards Association in January to help in the search for a successor to current CCS Superintendent Glenn Barger.

Barger announced earlier this school year he will retire June 30.

Barger previously retired as superintendent in 2000 after holding the post for 10 years. He rejoined the county system as interim superintendent Oct. 1, 2010, and assumed the full-time position in February 2011.