MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent John Dilworth has gone on the record as saying he will probably accept the position of Superintendent for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System if he's offered it.
Right now the EBR School Board members are in the capital city asking questions of Dilworth's peers as they make a final decision on who to offer the position to. Dilworth is competing against Jackson, Mississippi deputy school superintendent Dr. Bonita Coleman-Potter for the job.
Dilworth said he's stayed in the process too long to turn it down if offered. At least one EBR boar member likes what he's seeing from Montgomery's top school official. Jerry Arbour told media outlets Wednesday that he would cast his vote for Dilworth Thursday evening.
"I just hope that he doesn't accept the position," said Montgomery School Board President Beverly Ross. "If he feels the need to go, that's up to Mr. Dilworth," she continued, "...[the Board] would just have to state the [superintendent selection] process again."
Ross said she thinks Dilworth's heart is with the district, and the children need him to stay.