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Superintendent Screening Committee is formed

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Committee will meet in closed session April 14

By Stevie Lowery

The Superintendent Search Screening Committee has officially been formed and the process to hire a new superintendent continues.

After accepting nominations, parents of the school district elected Pat Neal (a Lebanon Elementary School parent) to be the minority parent representative. Because the school system's minority student population is greater than eight percent, one of the members of the screening committee must be a minority parent.

The committee consists of the following individuals:

- Ed Hacker - board representative

- Brad Mattingly - parent representative

- Pat Neal - minority parent representative

- Marilu Farnham - teacher representative (Glasscock Elementary School)

- Hollie Buckman - teacher representative (Lebanon Middle School)

- Donna Royse - principal representative

- Scott Spalding - Director of Transportation and Maintenance

The tentative superintendent search schedule is as follows:

April 12                 Superintendent applications close

April 14, 4:45 p.m. Screening committee meets (closed session)

April 14, 6 p.m.      Joint meeting between board members and screening committee

April 19                 2nd screening committee meeting (closed session)

April 26                 3rd screening committee meeting (closed session)

April 28                 Joint meeting between the school board and the screening committee

May                      Board interviews candidates

May 20                 New superintendent named