The search for two school superintendents is approaching its end after the search committees handed their recommendations over to their respective boards of education last night.
McCracken County Schools has narrowed its list of 33 applicants to an undisclosed number of finalists. A board member says they won't reveal the number of candidates until all the finalists have been notified.
The board will begin interviews next week with the goal of naming a new superintendent by March 28th. The post was made available last year when Superintendent Nancy Waldrop opted out of renewing her contract past June 30th.
The Paducah Independent School District’s committee recommended three candidates, narrowed down from 28 applicants, for the board to interview next week. They expect to have a new superintendent named by March 31st. That person will replace Randy Greene when he retires June 30th.
Both districts expect to name a new superintendent by the end of the month.
Their respective start date is July 1st.
Paducah Schools Public Information Officer Wayne Walden says it is a coincidence that both school districts are interviewing superintendents at the same time with the same start dates.