Franklin looking to name superintendent soon

Published 11:35 am Friday, May 23, 2014

FRANKLIN—After reviewing 14 applications and conducting interviews, the Franklin City Public Schools board is looking to name a superintendent soon, said Chairwoman Edna King.

King said she did not have a timeline yet for when they would make the announcement, but that they were planning to announce someone in the near future.

“It has gone very well,” she said.

Of the 14 applicants, eight were men and six were women. Three were current or former superintendents. Two were assistant or deputy superintendents, five were central office administrators and four were principals or building level administrators.

Eleven of the candidates were from Virginia, and three were from out of state. California, Colorado and North Carolina were the respective locations.

The board interviewed the candidates from May 2 to 17.

As part of the Corrective Action Plan, the state required that the schools send them the names of the three finalists. When asked about whether the schools had submitted the names, King said she would “prefer not to discuss any of those details.”

Board member Will Councill said this process was very important to the board.

“This is the most important decision we make, and we want to make the right decision,” he said. “I think we have some strong candidates.”