Interviews for Education Commissioner Set for Next Week

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh

Kentucky’s search for a new education commissioner is intensifying. After meeting privately for almost three hours, the state school board has narrowed the list of candidates from more than 80 to around 12.

Board Chairman Joe Brothers says now the interview process begins.

“We are on schedule. We wanted to review all applications we received. We did so,” says Brothers. “We will next take a group of them that we identified as first round folks to be interviewed and we’ll continue to work the process.”

But Brothers says resumes are still coming in, and some are quite impressive.

August 1st is the board’s target date for filling the post left vacant by the departure of former Commissioner Jon Draud, who resigned for health reasons.