Bristol Schools Hold Public Hearing on New Superintendent

BRISTOL, VA – The city School Board will conduct a public hearing tonight to receive input on its search for a new superintendent.

Bristol residents are being asked to suggest characteristics they consider important in the division’s next superintendent. So far nearly 130 surveys on that subject have been received. The board is replacing former Superintendent Rex Gearheart, who died in May.

After the public hearing, the board members are expected to finalize the list of traits and qualifications the next superintendent should have. Results will go to the Virginia School Boards Association – which is oversee the search process – and the job will be posted Tuesday. Applications will be available from July 27 through Aug. 26 and interviews are expected to occur in September or October.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the school administration building, 220 Lee St.