The Tullahoma Board of Education is contracting with the Tennessee School Boards Association to lead the effort in finding a replacement for the Tullahoma City Schools director. The board has approved spending $8,500 with the education group association to manage the process to handle advertising, field applications, screen candidates, check references, and provide other services related to finding a replacement to fill the position that will become vacant as Dr. Dan Lawson’s contract expires on June 30, 2013. The board plans to conduct community meetings with the candidates, teachers, government officials, and parent-teacher organizations before any final decision is made. Lawson’s contract expires at the end of next school. The school board hopes to have a decision made in May 2013.