The search is on and there's a crowded field of applicants for the superintendent position with the Frankfort Independent School District.
Members of the screening committee were told they had 32 applications to go through before deciding on the top five or so candidates they will recommend to the Frankfort Independent Board of Education in a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 20.
Seven of the applicants are from Arkansas, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio and Tennessee.
Ken Scott, who represents the Kentucky School Board Association which was hired to assist the district with the search, told board members he was satisfied with the pool of applicants.
"It's an excellent pool," Scott said. "I'm really pleased with the number and the quality. I think we're in good shape with some very good people in there."
According to a chart put together by Scott, there are 24 applicants from Kentucky. Ten of those applicants are women and 22 are men. Ten applicants have had experience as superintendents, six have had experience as principals and seven have had experience at an educational central office. There are also seven applicants whose experience comes from educational organizations and three who have experience in "other miscellaneous areas."
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