McCracken County School Board sees names of some superintendent candidates for first time

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY — On Thursday the McCracken County School Board got to see some of the candidates for superintendent for the first time.

The school board and the superintendent screening committee came together for a joint meeting. They met behind closed doors in executive session. Board Chair Steve Shelby says one of the main priorities is finding someone who knows what they’re doing.

“Experience is a major component. They could have experience in different areas that might be what we’re looking for. They could have experience just as a superintendent,” says Shelby.

Board member Kelly Walker is also on the screening committee. She says they’re considering all options.

“We’re open to hiring anyone from in state and out of state, because we are very determined to find a strong candidate to present to the board,” says Walker.

In total, 13 people applied for the superintendent job. The screening committee will now begin to narrow down the candidates. They meet again Sunday, and will begin interviews with them then.

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