Board of Education General 01 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/13/13) – The Owensboro Independent Board of Education completed the process of establishing a superintendent screening committee with the election of a minority parent. Curtis Shelton was elected by the parents of the district Tuesday to fill the last position on the seven member superintendent screening committee. He has two children enrolled in the Owensboro Independent School District.
 
According to Phil Eason, Senior Education Consultant for the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, who is assisting the Owensboro Independent School Board with its superintendent search, said the screening committee is now complete. It is includes: two teachers, Gina Davis and Ryan Williams, who were elected by the teachers; one board of education member, John Blaney, who was appointed by the board chairman; one principal, Steve Bratcher , elected by the principals of the district;, Char Rhoads a parent elected by the presidents of the parent-teacher organizations of the school district; Curtis Shelton, the minority parent who was elected by the parents yesterday; and one classified employee, Jennie Hatcher, who was elected by the classified employees of the school district.
 
“Kentucky Revised Statute 160.352 is very clear on how a screening committee shall be established, and who will serve on it,” said Eason. “This screening committee meets the legal requirements. It’s also an excellent representation of all the stakeholders of this district. So, we are very pleased at this point.”
 
Eason said the committee members will receive training on their specific role in this process, but it’s important for the public to be aware of the narrow parameters in which this committee operates. The committee does not recruit candidates. It does not accept recommendations on candidates, and it does not promote candidates.
 
“The screening committee’s responsibility is to screen the applications, guided by the position criteria established by the board, using a clearly defined and objective process,” said Eason. “The members work as a group and will recommend a list of candidates to the board as a group.”
 
According to Eason, the seven member committee will receive all the applications and start the screening process on March 21st.
 
“Prior to appointing a new superintendent, the Owensboro Independent Board of Education will consider the finalists recommended by the screening committee,” said Eason. “However, the board is not required to appoint a superintendent from the committee’s recommended candidates. Ultimately, the board has the legal authority and responsibility to appoint the superintendent.”

The Owensboro Independent Board of Education’s goal is to appoint a superintendent by May 7, with duties to begin July 1. For further information and/or provide input as to the qualities of the next superintendent contact Phil Eason at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

SurfKY News
Information provided by Phil Eason
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

springhour

In Other News...

KSP Post 16 Henderson Reports Numerous Weather Related Accidents

WESTERN KENTUCKY (3/4/15) ― Kentucky State Police Post 16 reports numerous accidents in its coverage area including… Read More

HPD Reports on Henderson Road Conditions

HENDERSON, Ky. (3/5/15) — Between 6 p.m. last night and 6 a.m. this morning, there has been one injury accident, four… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 02, 2015 9594

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 03, 2015 5830

Three Arrested during Traffic Stop

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 05, 2015 4439

State of Emergency Declared for Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Leslie Curneal
March 05, 2015 4198

UPDATE: I-24 Open Between 50-45 MM

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Keith Todd
March 02, 2015 3784

HCSO, MPD Join to Bust Alleged Drug Trafficking…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
March 03, 2015 3745

Sacramento Man Charged with Rape, Sodomy

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
February 16, 2015

UPDATE: State of Emergency Declared for Kentucky

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Stories Trending Today

March 05, 2015 4439

State of Emergency Declared for Hopkins County

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Leslie Curneal
March 05, 2015 4198

UPDATE: I-24 Open Between 50-45 MM

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Keith Todd
March 05, 2015 2592

Deep Snowfall Stalls Western Kentucky

in Top News For All Sites by SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 1924

Muhlenberg Issues State of Emergency Under…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 1435

Dyno Nobel Makes $1,600 Donation to Want Not…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 05, 2015 1378

Governor Declares State of Emergency

in Top News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
March 04, 2015 1152

I-24 Traffic Backed Up From 46-65 MM Due to…

in Local (Lakes) Top News by Keith Todd
March 05, 2015 1069

KYDOT Believes as Many as 200 Vehicles Stuck on…

in General News For All Sites by Keith Todd
March 04, 2015 1037

Gov. Beshear Warns Kentuckians to Prepare for…

in General News For All Sites by Office of the Governor
March 05, 2015 1013

UPDATE - Lady Mustangs Trample Lady Tigers in…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster