5:08am

Wed June 1, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Superintendent Field Narrowed

The Fayette County School Board has narrowed its search for a new superintendent to three individuals.  The decision was made Tuesday night following a two hour closed door session.  Names of the three finalists are expected to be announced today after they agree to interview for the position.  The three were chosen from among 14 applicants coming from ten states including Kentucky.

Each candidate will spend a full day in Lexington next week.  They will meet with seven focus groups representing students, parents, school district employees, and community members.  The school board plans to meet on the morning of June tenth to begin deliberations and possibly make a selection that day. The board hopes to have a new superintendent on board by July.  Current superintendent Stu Silberman is retiring after seven years with the second largest school district in the state.  He has taken on the director’s position with the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence.