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By KELLY RICHARDSON firstname.lastname@example.org
ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown Independent Schools board has narrowed down a list of 22 applicants for the superintendent position to five finalists. The candidates include:
A fifth candidate chose not to have his or her name released at this time.
EIS Board Chairwoman Regina Churchill said the board considers the upcoming interviews to be the first round and may hold additional interviews with the candidates.
The screening committee, which included Churchill; Michelle Hart, principal of Helmwood Heights Elementary School; teachers Carole Brown and Doug Barnes; school staff member Samra Franklin; and a parent, Sue Greenwell, sifted through the applications and made recommendations.
Churchill said the board accepted those recommendations and selected another from the applicant pool.
Churchill said interviews with the candidates could begin as early as next week. The board plans to give each candidate a tour of the district’s schools and facilities along with the interview.
The board had originally hoped to hire someone by the beginning of August, but the process took longer than expected. Churchill said conducting the search over the summer, including making calls for references, made the process somewhat slower.
The board has not set a new timeline, she said. Members agreed that making the best pick was more important than a quick pace.
Former Superintendent John Millay announced his resignation May 24. He is now the superintendent in the Cloverport Independent school district.
Kelly Richardson can be reached at (270) 505-1747.