Wednesday, January 20, 2016
C. J. Huff among six being considered for $200,000 post
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.