Wednesday, January 20, 2016

C. J. Huff among six being considered for $200,000 post

When C. J. Huff is interviewed for the Fayetteville superintendent position Saturday morning, he will be trying to land a position that will pay him $200,000 a year.

Fayetteville officials have already announced that $200,000 per year is what they will pay the new superintendent.

If he is hired, Huff would not be the first former Joplin R-8 superintendent to take a superintendent position that pays him $200,000 or more per year. Jim Simpson's position at Lindbergh pays him well over $200,000.

Huff, however, would be the first one hired for such a position after being forced out of the Joplin job.

Huff will be the next to last of six people to be interviewed, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His interview is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., while the sixth candidate will be interviewed at 11:30 a.m. Following that interview, board members will trim the list to down to one or two who will be brought back to spend the day in the school district.

The first three candidates did not submit resumes, according to the Democrat-Gazette article, but were contacted by the board. Huff was one of three candidates, to be chosen out of 32 who submitted resumes.

Currently, Huff is still drawing his $177,250 salary from the Joplin R-8 District and will continue to do so through the end of 2016. He is also receiving $30,000 for a six-month stint as a consultant for Bright Futures USA.


Anonymous said...

I surely hope that those who make this decision in Fayetteville do their due diligence.

Anonymous said...

They're stupid if they hire him.

Anonymous said...

I wonder who is paying his travel expenses this time.
I hope they know better than this.
Maybe they should talk to Norm about the mess he's cleaning up.

Anonymous said...

I hope he gets it. Maybe he will take the excess (unqualified) staff from the administration building with him!

Anonymous said...

I'm confident they will read your blog and contact you personally before making any rash decisions.

John said...

Hoping they hire him and then he lures away his ideas of best and brightest in the R-8. It would save current administration at R-8 a lot of headaches. Maybe he could take Bright Futures with him, too?