Hamilton County school board members have voted to appoint Rick Smith as interim superintendent.
The 5-4 vote will install Smith after June 10 when current Superintendent Jim Scales leaves.
Rhonda Thurman, Everett Fairchild, David Testerman, Mike Evatt voted for the appointment. George Ricks, Jeffrey Wilson, Linda Mosley voted no.
See Friday’s Times Free Press for complete coverage.
Adam Crisp covers education issues for the Times Free Press. He joined the paper's staff in 2007 and initially covered crime, public safety, courts and general assignment topics. Prior to Chattanooga, Crisp was a crime reporter at the Savannah Morning News and has been a reporter and editor at community newspapers in southeast Georgia. In college, he led his student paper to a first-place general excellence award from the Georgia College Press Association. He earned ...