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EIS accepts Millay’s resignation

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Names search committee members

By Kelly Richardson

 By KELLY RICHARDSON

krichardson@thenewsenterprise.com

ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown Independent Schools board officially accepted Superintendent John Millay’s resignation at a special meeting Thursday afternoon, and took the next steps in the process to find a new superintendent.

Millay on Saturday announced his resignation to the board and will leave his post June 30. Since Millay fulfilled only two years of his four-year contract, there still were issues to iron out, all of which occurred in a closed portion of the meeting.

“I appreciate the opportunities that have been afforded me in this district,” he said when the meeting resumed in open session.

The board scheduled a meeting with a Kentucky School Board Association representative for 6 p.m. Tuesday. KSBA will assist in the search, something the association often does for districts looking to fill superintendent positions. The organization will facilitate the process and can advertise the vacancy to a wider audience, Millay said.

Board Chairwoman Regina Churchill said the board has discussed selecting an interim to fill the position until a permanent replacement is hired. It’s possible the interim superintendent could be chosen at the meeting Tuesday, or if not, soon afterward, she said. The district “just can’t be without one,” she said.

The EIS screening committee also was finalized Thursday. The committee will review applicants and make a recommendation to the board. The board can accept or reject the recommendation.

The committee consists of two certified teachers, another district employee, a parent, a board member and a principal. Committee members, chosen by each of the groups the member represents, are Doug Barnes, Elizabethtown High School dean of students, Carole Brown, special education teacher at Morningside Elementary School, Samra Franklin, library assistant at Elizabethtown High School, Michelle Hart, principal of Helmwood Heights Elementary School and parent representative is Sue Greenwell. Churchill is the board’s representative.

Kelly Richardson can be reached at (270) 505-1747.