By Beverly A. Carroll
The proposed 2007 Hamilton County Schools budget includes $200,000 for the salary for the new superintendent.
But schools officials said tonight that that figure will change, depending on contract negotiations with Dr. Jim Scales, the Dallas Independent Schools deputy superintendent who has been offered the job here.
Thats just a figure that was plugged in, outgoing Superintendent Jesse Register said during a non-voting school board work session. Thats entirely a guess. The amount will be approved by the school board.
Board member Joe Conner, who was selected by the board to conduct the negotiations, said he has made an offer to Dr. Scales. He said he expects a response Friday, and he plans to inform the rest of the board early next week.
The board is scheduled to vote on the contract Thursday during a regular school board meeting.
For complete details, see tomorrows Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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