State Narrows List For Education Commissioner

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Board of Education narrowed the list of candidates to the state's top education job to four
finalists on Sunday.
The finalists for education commissioner will be interviewed by
the board on Nov. 13-14, said spokeswoman Lisa Gross.
The finalists are: Larry Vick, Owensboro Independent Schools
Superintendent; Richard Hughes, a retired Hardin County Schools
Superintendent; state Rep. Jon Draud, R-Edgewood, retired Ludlow
Independent Schools superintendent; and Jim Warford, former
chancellor of the Florida Department of Education.
Gross said a fifth finalist may be interviewed, but the board is
waiting to see if the candidate still interested in the position.
The job has been open since former Commissioner Gene Wilhoit
left last November to take a job in Washington. The state board of
education hired Barbara Erwin, a former Illinois educator, in May.
Erwin, however, resigned in July shortly before she was supposed to
start.

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