Trussville City Schools has a new superintendent after months of searching for the person to fill the job.

Dr. Patrick Martin was approved by the Trussville Board of Education Thursday night. However, Martin was not a top finalist and was not on the list provided by a consultant hired to help find a superintendent. He wasn’t in the top five interviewed during the process over the past couple of months. The first time he was interviewed publicly was just before the vote to hire him.

Former Superintendent Dr. Pattie Neill resigned after controversy over a “death notebook” and calls for her to resign due to lack of transparency and trust in the community.

Martin's most recent position is the assistant superintendent for Vestavia Hills City Schools. Contract negotiations between Martin and TSC will begin and should be ready for approval before the April 17 BOE meeting.

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