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Beaverton, Ore., Superintendent Is Top Pick To Lead Fulton County, Ga., Schools

Jeff Rose, now the superintendent of Oregon's Beaverton school district, is in line for the top job in Fulton County, Ga.

The Fulton County School board, which made the announcement on Thursday, will enter into negotiations with Rose, who has been superintendent in Beaverton, a district of about 40,000 students, since 2011. Fulton County has about 90,000 students.

Phil Lanoue, the 2015 Superintendent of the Year and school superintendent in Clarke County, Ga., was initially the board's top choice, but he later withdrew, WABE reported.

With the board's announcement, a 14-day public comment period on Rose's hiring begins. The district is offering Rose a three-year contract worth $295,000 annually. If confirmed, he will start June 1.

Fulton County's last full-time superintendent, Robert Avossa, left for Palm Beach, Fla., last year. 

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