The Guilford County Board of Education voted Thursday night to hire the N.C. School Boards Association to conduct the search for a replacement Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green, who is leaving in March to become executive director of the Winston-Salem-based (liberal) Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

According to the News & Record, the association submitted the lowest bid—-$25,000—- among the search firms considered. Board attorney Jill Wilson stated the association was a “good choice,” pointing toward—-as the N&R puts it—“the association’s estimated price and its expertise with North Carolina.”

Green announced his last day would be March 18. Until a new superintendent is hired —many hope before the November election—GCS chief of staff Nora Carr and chief information officer Terence Young will serve as “interim co-superintendents.”

Update: Just now saw Michael Lowrey’s earlier post linking the Uptown of Record’s report that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools was looking to bring Green back to the Queen City. Interesting, but no way Green would want to back to the politics and bureaucracy of public education when he had the chance to sit on a big pile of money and dole it out to (liberal) deserving causes