New Stevenson principal could be named this week

Last updated: April 14. 2014 1:04PM - 914 Views
By - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com

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The search for the next Logan County school district superintendent is on and a new principal for Stevenson Elementary may be announced this week.

County superintendent Marshall Kemp said that the application screening committee is in the process of reviewing applicants and checking references for the 15 candidates who turned in complete applications to be his successor.

“Hopefully we will get that finished this week,” Kemp said.

A meeting a scheduled for April 24th to decide which five of the candidates should be put on a short list to interview for the position.

“The school board will then decide whether or not to accept those recommendations and then start the interviewing process,” Kemp said. “Once that begins, I would think that we will be able to reach a decision by the middle of May or by the end of May at the very latest.”

The application deadline for the position was March 31 and the screening committee began reviewing the applications once the county spring break was over last week.

“They’re not trying to rush anything,” Kemp said. “They’re trying to do things right.”

Kemp will be retiring from his position at the end of June.

In the city school district, superintendent Leon Smith said that the principal selection committee for Stevenson Elementary conducted candidate interviews last week. The committee was scheduled to meet again on Monday night to discuss how the interviews went and possibly decide on who the next principal will be.

“Hopefully we are closing in on the decision,” Smith said. “Our goal was to have someone named by this Friday, although we may take longer than that if we decide to conduct some additional interviews.”

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