The superintendent search committee tasked with reviewing applications for a new leader of the Caldwell County School District narrowed the field of applicants during a meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Superintendent Search Consultant with the Kentucky School Board Association, Quinn Sutton tells the News Edge the committee is recommending five applicants to the school board for their consideration. The names of those applicants were not released, but the school board may consider the recommendations at the next board meeting, January 21.
According to Sutton, the board previously instructed the search committee to choose five or seven of the nineteen applicants to recommend for the superintendent position. The applicants include eighteen men and one woman with four of the applicants from out-of-state.
The search to fill the position began after the former superintendent Nate Huggins resigned on June 15, which was effective August 31.
Following Huggins’s resignation, Heath Cartwright was named interim superintendent and has been serving the school district in that position since September 1st.