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The process of selecting a new superintendent for the Elizabethtown Independent Schools district begins in full next month.
The district is close to finalizing its screening committee in the search for a new superintendent.
Parents are voting for the final member of the committee — a minority parent representative — today, said Cora Wood, director of personnel, in an email.
Once the committee, which also includes representatives for the EIS school board, principals, teachers and staff, is assembled, it likely will meet in early February, Wood said.
The committee’s role is to examine applications for the position and present the board with three to five applicants to interview.
The district is accepting applications until Feb. 8. The committee is scheduled to meet Feb. 13 with the board, she said. The committee then will begin reviewing applications.
The goal is to have a replacement in May for Superintendent Gary French, who is retiring.
Voting for the last member of the committee initially was scheduled to end Friday, but was extended because of weather to give as many parents an opportunity to vote as possible, Wood said.
The time taken to select a new superintendent has varied in the past. When French was hired, the decision was announced about a month after the screening committee was formed.
In the previous search, it was several months after the committee met with the board to discuss the number of applicants before the board hired Jayne Morgenthal.
Kelly Cantrall can be reached at (270) 505-1747 or email@example.com.