Four individuals submitted applications to the Kentucky Department of Education for a chance to fill the vacant Clark County School Board seat just before the Sept. 22 deadline.
Of the four, two previously served on the school board; Rick Perry, who was defeated by Dr. Michael Kuduk for the District 1 seat in last November’s election, and former board vice chairman Ray Shear, who did not seek reelection to the District 5 seat in 2008.
Deanna Wolfe and Nina Calvert also submitted applications for the seat.
The four will be interviewed by a three-person committee consisting of John Thompson, the KDE commissioner’s designee for local school board member appointments and two persons from other school districts.
After the interviews, the committee will make a recommendation to Commissioner Terry Holliday who is charged with filling the vacant seat.
Thompson said he hoped to have the interviews scheduled by the middle of October and have someone in place by the end of the month.
The board seat became vacant in August when Diane McKinney, who had been in the position less than a year, resigned because a family member had taken a job within the school district. McKinney ran unopposed for the seat, which was vacant after the mid-term resignation of Wendy Berryman.
Local school boards and superintendents have nothing to do with filling a vacant school board seat. According to state statute, the state education commissioner has to fill the position within 90 days of the board vacancy being announced.
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