Fayette County Public Schools Begins Superintendent Search

The Fayette County Public Schools will begin the search for a new superintendent and an interim superintendent after accepting the resignation of current superintendent Tom Shelton.

Shelton will officially resign at noon Thursday in front of the county’s board of education.

Shelton announced he would resign on November 6 to take a job as the executive director of The Kentucky Association of School Superintendents.

The Fayette County Board of Education’s meeting Thursday will focus on reviewing a list of possible interim superintendents, according to school officials.  The board will also be developing interview questions for those candidates.

Board members said they hope to have a permanent superintendent in the position by July 1, 2015.

John Price, Fayette County School Board Chair, said he wants the next superintendent to have a proven track record in student achievement and top notch communication skills.

"We have so many engaged people in our community, and education is so important to our community. The ability to communicate what we’re doing, why we’re doing it, how we’re making progress, how we need to make progress, how we’re going to change where we’re not making progress is key," said Price.

School officials have said Shelton’s last day of work will be New Year’s Eve, but with vacation time, his last day will be in mid-December.

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