The superintendent of Indianapolis Public Schools is interviewing for another job in Alabama today and tomorrow, but there is a chance he could have a job in South Carolina before those interviews are complete.
Eugene White is in Mobile with two other finalists for that city‘s school superintendent position. All three are being interviewed in public by the city‘s school board through tomorrow, and the Mobile Press-Register reports that White told a panel of parents he would rather come to Mobile than go to Greenville, South Carolina, where he is also a finalist for a superintendent‘s job.
White is a native of Phenix City, Alabama, but one week ago he told an audience in Greenville that he would take their job if it‘s school board decided to hire him this past weekend.
“Somebody else asked me today, ‘Well, we think you‘re going to Mobile,” White says in a videotape of his comments made by the Greenville News.
“Your process is about a week and a half ahead of Mobile, so if you select me to be your superintendent, I won‘t be going to Mobile,” he says.
Despite 14 hours of private deliberation, the Greenville board was not able to agree Saturday on a superintendent. The board will resume talks after it‘s regularly scheduled meeting tonight.
White has been IPS‘s superintendent since 2005.