The Arab City School Board could pick its new superintendent in a matter of weeks.
It has narrowed the list of candidates to five, and they're all from Alabama.
The school board says it has interviewed all five candidates and will have a special meeting in early December to discuss and possibly choose a superintendent.
Here's a look at the candidates:
Dr. Bart Reeves serves as the superintendent at Satsuma City Schools in Mobile County.
Dr. Matthew Hubbard is a central office administrator at Sylacauga City Schools in Talladega County.
Dr. Johnny Berry III is the principal at Decatur High School.
David McCollum is the principal of at Bank-Caddell Elementary in Decatur.
Dr. Alan Miller is the department head of education leadership at Auburn University in Montgomery.
The goal is to have a new superintendent picked by the start of the next school year. Former superintendent John Mullins retired in July. The interim superintendent is Patrick Crowder. He's the special education coordinator.