Good pick to lead schools

Published 11:01 pm Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Franklin’s school board acted wisely last week in appointing veteran educator Beverly Rabil as the city schools’ interim superintendent.

Rabil will bring stability to a school division that has floundered since the departure of Superintendent Bill Pruett this summer.

Her leadership will allow the school board to conduct a diligent, thorough search for a permanent superintendent without compromising the short-term effectiveness of the schools.

Rabil knows Franklin’s schools inside and out and brings the valuable perspective of both a teacher and administrator to the superintendent’s office. She will provide steady, focused leadership during a time of transition.

Though the school board would like to have a new superintendent on board by January, odds are that the search and hiring process will extend into the spring.

The appointment of Rabil as interim superintendent means the board doesn’t have to rush the process.