Whitesburg KY

Board to choose new superintendent from 7

The Letcher County Board of Education is scheduled to vote on hiring a new superintendent during a special meeting Wednesday.

The board plans to go into a closed session during a special meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. at the Letcher County Area Technology Center. After the board meets behind closed doors, a motion will be made to hire a new superintendent, according to the agenda.

The board has interviewed seven applicants for the position.

The board interviewed two applicants during a special meeting on May 29. Three applicants were interviewed May 31 and two were interviewed June 3. All interviews were held in closed sessions. The board has declined to release the names of the 31 persons who applied for superintendent or the names of the seven who were interviewed.

Sandy Hogg, district director of special programs, and Tony Sergent, district director of Continuous Instructional Improvement Technology System (CIISTS), were interviewed by the board on May 31.

Of those who have applied for the position, 25 are men and six are women. Twenty-five of those vying for the job live in Kentucky. Six of the applicants are superintendents, 15 work in a school’s central office, seven are principals, one works with an education organization and two fall into the category of other.

Current Supt. Anna Craft will retire at the end of June.

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