The Hamlton County school board voted 5-3 today to hire Rick Smith as superintendent.
Board members who voted against Smith’s hire and the four-year contract stipulating his $163,500 annual salary and $7,200 car allowance each year, said they are embarrassed by the decision, calling the process to select Smith unprofessional, secretive and politically motivated.
A large crowd of people sat, stood and crowded into the hallway outside the board meeting room.
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