The Mobile Press Register is reporting:
The Baldwin County school system is again in search of a new superintendent after Donald Stinson turned down the job offer, citing "personal reasons at a critical time in my life." Stinson notified board the school board members by e-mail Monday afternoon.
Stinson currently serves as superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Dectatur Township in Indianapolis. Dr. Alan Lee from Virginia was the other finalist for the position. In an prepared statement, School Board President Tracy Roberts said the search will continue.
"We respect the decision of Mr. Stinson who ultimately has to answer what is best for himself and his family. We will quickly move on to fill the superintendent's position. We will contact Dr. Alan Lee, an outstanding finalist. We plan to regroup and proceed as necessary," Roberts said.
"We will keep the community apprised of our progress. We have greatly appreciated the community's involvement in the process. The board continues to put an enormous amount of work into the search effort," she said.
Interm superintendent Janay Dawson has announced plans to retire at the end of this month.