The Trigg County Board of Education held a special meeting Monday night. Although the names have not been released, Butch Canty of the Kentucky School Board Association said that two are current superintendents, four have district level experience and four have no district level experience.
Mike Davis, chairman of the school board, said that the board will interview between three and five candidates in April, and at that time the names of those who were interviewed will likely be released publicly.
Davis said the school board, which chooses the superintendent, is looking for five criteria: demonstrated leadership with a record of improving student achievement, leadership experience with evidence supervision of personnel and administrative experience at both the building and district levels.
Davis continued, stating that the superintendent should be fair and ethical, should be passionate about public education, should be able to maintain composure during hard times and should be able to “assure the continuance of current progress.”
After roughly half an hour, the school board adjourned its meeting, and the school district’s screening committee went into executive session and reviewed all ten of the candidates.
The screening committee will meet twice again this month, with recommendations given to the board at a joint meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23. In April, the board will interview some of the candidates, and on April 30, a new superintendent will be named.
Of the 10 candidates, nine are men and one is a woman, and nine are from Kentucky and one is from out of state, Canty said.