If there was one message that could be taken away from Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent Calvin Watts' first State of the Schools Address to the county's business leaders on Wednesday, it's that their help is needed to ensure the district's students can achieve success.
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Calvin Watts was unanimously hired by the Gwinnett County Board of Education on Friday afternoon to become Gwinnett County Public Schools' new superintendent.
A parade of tributes and gifts were bestowed on Gwinnett County Public Schools Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks on Thursday as the Gwinnett Chamber hosted a luncheon at the Gas South Convention Center to honor his career in education.
The Gwinnett County Board of Education is set to vote to formally hire Calvin Watts to be Gwinnett County Public Schools' new superintendent on Friday afternoon.
Thursday was a milestone for Gwinnett County Public Schools superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks, who will turn 79 and leave his position at the end of this month, because it was his last regularly scheduled board meeting as superintendent.
The Gwinnett County Board of Education has named Calvin Watts as the sole finalist to replace outgoing Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks, putting the district on the cusp of a history-making leadership appointment.
Gwinnett Solicitor General Brian Whiteside raised questions on Monday about the Gwinnett County Public Schools Police Department's handling of security at the May 20 county Board of Education meeting.
Gwinnett County Public Schools officials said they plan to have greater security at the school board meeting scheduled to take Thursday after a stand-off delayed the start of the May 20 meeting for about 40 minutes.
Gwinnett County school board members have received information on the 27 people who applied to be the district's next superintendent, but is not clear yet when they expect to begin interviewing candidates or get down to a finalist or group of finalists.
Gwinnett County Public Schools is facing a review from its accrediting agency a year earlier than scheduled because of complaints that have been filed against the district.