TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

Local News

July 26, 2013

One step closer to hiring supt. in Knox Co.

CORBIN — By John L. Ross / Staff Writer

At the tail-end of a special-called meeting of the Knox County Board of Education Thursday, board members unanimously voted to go into executive session.

The purpose?

According to Frank Shelton, public relations director for Knox County Schools, it’s the next step in naming the school system’s new superintendent.

“The Screening Committee is meeting with board members,” he said, adding the top six applicants for the position would be recommended Thursday night.

It was unknown how many applicants that were received, but the deadline for applications was June 28.

“Board members may then ask questions concerning the candidates and why those six,” Shelton said.

Once that part of the executive session was complete, the screening committee was dismissed from the closed meeting, according to Shelton.

The Screening Committee’s members are Sam Watts, BOE vice-chair and board representative, Charles Hill, principal representative, Elizabeth Jean Bingham and Lee Edward Campbell, certified employee representatives, Dallas Mills Jr., classified employee representative, and David Barnard, parent representative.

The next part of the executive session concerned a discussion between board members and Tim Eaton, a representative with the Kentucky School Board Association.

Shelton said that Eaton was contracted by the board of education and is on hand to assist in the superintendent selection and hiring process.

“There will be no decision tonight,” Shelton said Thursday.

According to the schedule set for hiring a new superintendent, the interview process begins today.

On Aug. 27, a new superintendent could be named, although Shelton stressed that was a tentative date.

Currently, Ralph Hoskins holds the position of interim superintendent. Former superintendent Walter Hulett announced his retirement from the job in April.

In other board business this week:

— Board members unanimously agreed to have 15 full-time substitute teacher positions filled for the school system. According to Shelton, those hired into these jobs would “be involved in professional development opportunities.”

They would be able to substitute for any classroom in most any subject, he explained.

Shelton also said board members agreed to lift a hiring freeze instituted by the board so Hoskins could hire employees into vacant positions. Shelton said 12 positions previously purposely left empty will now be reinstituted and filled. “It will help with class sizes and general enrollment,” Shelton said.

— Board members agreed to purchase the sliver of property between Lynn Camp Elementary School and Lynn Camp High School.

Shelton said the property houses a barn, and the plan is to have beef cattle production with the agricultural department and make the area a type of “outdoor classroom.”

Shelton added that once board members approved the minutes from their Tuesday regular board meeting, the purchase was official.

An official dedication is planned, but a date has yet to be announced.

— A discussion and possible decision on the District Wide Fee Schedule for students entering various schools was slated for Thursday’s meeting. Board member Merrill Smith wanted to table the issue, as several of the same fees vary depending on the school.

However, board members learned that the next meeting is actually after the start of the new school year — so instead the board unanimously agreed to allow Hoskins and the schools’ principals to level out the playing field with school fees and for Hoskins to then implement said fees.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education is slated for Aug. 27.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • TODAY'S HEADLINES — July 30, 2014

    18 arrested in drug roundup

    Suspect wanted for assault

    Laurel service station robbed

    Arrest warrant issued for 1 of 2 charged in I-75 multi-vehicle crashes

    Corbin Board of Education approves improvement plan for St. Camillus site
     

    July 30, 2014

  • I-75 lane closures Wednesday

    A reminder if you’ll be traveling on I-75 in Laurel County Wednesday — the state Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to restrict northbound and southbound traffic to one lane just north of exit 29.

    July 30, 2014

  • 0729 John Waite for web.jpg John Waite to perform at NIBROC

    Grammy nominated singer John Waite has joined the 2014 NIBROC musical lineup.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0729 gray crash for web.jpg U.S. 25E intersection site of Monday crash

    A woman was transported to Baptist Health Corbin Monday following a crash at the U.S. 25E and KY-233 intersection, according to Kentucky State Police Post 10 Public Information Officer Shane Jacobs.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Laurel School nurses to stay

    The Laurel County School System will keep its school nurses for the 2014-2015 school year.

    July 29, 2014

  • POLICE ROUNDUP: Driver leaves scene of wrecks

    A man admitted to police Saturday that he was the driver in two hit and run accidents, according to London City Police Chief Derek House.

    July 29, 2014

  • London Tourism director up for the job

    Chris Robinson knows the challenges that his native town of London faces – and he’s ready to tackle them head on.

    July 29, 2014

  • Traffic signal to go up in Knox

    The U.S. 25E and KY-233 intersection will soon see the addition of a traffic signal, according to Kentucky Department of Transportation District 11 Public Information Officer Les Dixon.

    July 29, 2014

  • TODAY'S HEADLINES — July 29, 2014

    John Waite to perform at NIBROC

    Traffic signal to go up in Knox

    U.S. 25E intersection site of Monday crash

    Laurel School nurses to stay

    July 29, 2014

  • Cannon man indicted for rape

    By John L. Ross
    Staff Writer
    A Cannon man facing first-degree rape and other charges has now been indicted in this case.

    July 28, 2014

Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter