Deadline approaching to apply to become KSBA’s next executive director; completed applications must be received by next Friday, Jan. 11

Only a few days remain for interested education leaders in Kentucky and elsewhere to make their bids for the top job with the Kentucky School Boards Association.

Applications for the job of executive director will be accepted up until the close of business on Friday, Jan. 11. Information about the application process is available here  http://www.ksba.org/employment.aspx.

At the most recent meeting of the KSBA Board of Directors, President Tom Blankenship said, “It seems we are getting quite a bit of in-state inquiries.

“Our intent is to keep the process confidential, so the screening committee won’t be releasing much information,” he said, “but after Jan. 19 (when the screening committee will begin reviewing the applications), we’ll send out data such as how many candidates there are, how many in-state and out-of-state applications, how many men, how many women.”

The screening committee – all members of the KSBA Board of Directors, appointed by Blankenship – will examine the applications and do selected background checks.  The committee is being assisted by Mike Oder, a former superintendent who manages KSBA’s Superintendent Search Service. “We felt it was important to work with someone who is knowledgeable both about the association and the state’s public education system,” Blankenship said.

The screening process calendar calls for the panel to interview selected candidates on Feb. 2 and Feb. 9.

“We hope to bring one candidate to the full board (sometime in late February),” Blankenship said. If the 27-member board agrees, a decision on employment of a new executive director could be at that time.

Current Executive Director Bill Scott announced in September his intent to retire June 30 after eight years as the association's chief executive. 

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