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Rome City Schools names 2 finalists for superintendent of the northwest Georgia system


ROME, Georgia — Rome City Schools in northwest Georgia has narrowed the list of candidates for superintendent to two finalists.

The Rome News-Tribune reports ( that the finalists are Mike Buck and Kelley Castlin-Gacutan.

Buck is chief academic officer for the Georgia Department of Education. He also worked in Rome City Schools from 1997 until 2011 in positions ranging from principal to assistant superintendent.

Castlin-Gacutan is deputy superintendent of school operations for Bibb County Schools in Macon.

Cheryl Huffman, chairwoman of Rome's board of education, said a decision is expected to be made sometime after Nov. 26.

The two finalists were announced at a school board meeting this week.

State School Superintendent John Barge was among several candidates who had applied for the position.

Information from: Rome News-Tribune,

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