School board looks to hire superintendent search consultant

By RANDY PATRICK

Sun Reporter

The Clark County Board of Education was expected to interview more candidates for its superintendent search consultant during its meeting Monday night.

During its April 10 emergency meeting, the board heard from two possibilities. They did a virtual interview with Barry Carroll of McPherson & Jacobson of Omaha, Nebraska, who began his career in education as an Alabama schoolteacher, and had an in-person interview with Tim Eaton of the Kentucky School Board Association.

Two other companies were listed on the agenda for Monday night’s meeting, which happened after the Tuesday print edition of The Sun went to press.

Eaton gave the board a price of $6,000 plus mileage.

One thing Eaton advised was that a screening committee of teachers, required by law, be elected quickly to provide its input in the process.
“I think it’s urgent that they’re elected very soon,” he said.

There was expected to be a discussion of the superintendent screening process at the May 17 meeting.

Last month, by a 3-2 vote, the board voted not to renew Superintendent Paul Christy’s contract, which expires in June.

Also on the agenda for the meeting Monday night was acceptance of students who want to repeat the past school year under provisions of state Senate Bill 128 and discussion of school construction projects.