Superintendent Claire Dryden said Carter told her he had other offers.
“Basically, it came down to we’re a small system and we can’t offer what a larger system can,” Dryden said.
Dryden said she was unsure whether Carter had accepted another job.
Attempts to reach Carter for comment were unsuccessful.
In addition to offering a job to Carter, the system also offered a position in the administration office to his wife, Shannon Carter. Dryden said she also had declined the position.
Dryden said both positions will be reposted for hire. She intends to conduct interviews for the high school principal position this month and hopes to have a new recommendation for the board’s next meeting June 3.
Staff Writer Laura Camper: 256-235-3545. On Twitter @LCamper_Star.