Board kicks off search for a new superintendent

Knott stepping down July 31st; workshop set

The Escambia County (Ala.) School Board had a workshop this past Monday to begin the process of finding a new school superintendent now that Superintendent John Knott announced his upcoming retirement.

Knott's last day is July 31, 2021, and according to Board Chairman Cindy Jackson, there is not a lot of time to do the leg work so the board has asked the Alabama Association of School Boards (AASB) for help with the process.

“We held a three-hour workshop with AASB and our lawyers to discuss what we were looking for in a superintendent,” said Jackson. “There was a lot of input, and we have anot...