The Franklin County Board of Education has announced three finalists for the soon-to-be vacant superintendent position.
This week, each candidate will spend a day in the district touring the facilities and ending with a reception open to all staff, parents and community members.
Board of education chose the finalists from 21 applicants after a screening process and interviews last Saturday.
Board Chairwoman Michelle New said the board would interview the finalists for a second time Sunday and likely announce a decision by the end of next week.
The finalists are:
>Current Franklin County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Mary “Chrissy” Jones.
Jones has a background as a classroom teacher, principal and central office administrator. She will tour the district Tuesday, and her reception will be held at Central Office, 916 E. Main St., from 4-6 p.m.
>Kelley F. Ransdell, director of middle schools for Fayette County Public Schools.
Ransdell has a background as a classroom teacher, district technology coordinator, district finance officer and superintendent. She will tour the district Wednesday, and her reception will be held at Central Office from 4-6 p.m.
>Michael S. Stacy, chief academic officer for Woodford County Public Schools.
Stacy has a background as a classroom teacher, principal, and central office administrator. He will tour the district Thursday, and his reception will be held at Central Office from 4-6 p.m.
The State Journal will publish in-depth stories about each candidate the day after his or her tour of the school district.