Negotiations under way with potential superintendent

Last updated: May 12. 2014 1:56PM - 1107 Views
By - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com

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The Logan County school board has finished interviewing the seven candidates that were considered to replace retiring superintendent Marshall Kemp.

The interviews were all conducted last week and, according to Kemp, the board is negotiating with at least one of the candidates for the position.

“They have narrowed their field and are now in negotiations with a candidate,” Kemp said.

All seven candidates were interviewed. They came from an initial pool of 15 applicants.

The original thought was to interview five of the 15 candidates, but because of the good pool of applicants, two additional candidates were talked to.

“The screening committee didn’t think they could just narrow it to five and then the board felt like they needed to consider some others,” Kemp said.

Another candidate was also considered for an interview, but was taken off the list when hired to be the superintendent of another district.

Kemp said that his replacement could be named as early as this week.

“Ideally the board would like to have someone hired by the middle of the month, but surely hope to have someone in place by the end of May,” Kemp said.

Kemp also said that this year’s Logan County High School graduation will be held on Tuesday, June 3, at 7 p.m. in Western Kentucky University’s E.A. Diddle Arena.

For the past several years, Logan County has been having graduation ceremonies in the WKU arena on the weekend after school ends. But that wasn’t possible this year as Diddle Arena is hosting a circus the weekend of May 30.

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