Eight people have applied for the position of superintendent of Letcher County Public Schools.
Debbie Cook, secretary of the Letcher County Board of Education, said she doesn’t know the names of the applicants because the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) is assisting with the process and all applicants have filled out online applications on KSBA’s website. KSBA is not releasing the applicants’ names at this time, Cook said.
The deadline to apply for the position is May 2.
Members of a committee that will screen applicants and make recommendations to the full county school board are Board Chairman Robert Kiser; Regina Brown, certified employee representative; James McAuley, certified employee representative; Cora Sturgill, classi- fied employee representative; Hilary Swisher Meade, parent representative; and David Robinson, who was chosen to represent the district’s school principals.
The screening committee will meet May 3, May 10, May 17 and May 29. The committee will screen candidates by reviewing applications, background checks and reference checks.
During a school board meeting on May 29, the screening committee will recommend five applicants for the school board to interview. The school board can follow the recommendations of the committee or interview any or all of the applicants, said Cook.
The new superintendent is expected to be named June 11. Current Supt. Anna Craft will retire at the end of June.