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24 apply for Halifax County superintendent position

Halifax County School Board members met in closed session for several hours Wednesday to discuss the 24 superintendent applications received.

 

Of the 42 inquiries sent to county school board members, only 24 complete submitted applications were accepted.

Board members said they received applications from 15 men and nine women, 20 white and four minorities.

Applicants had varying experience; eight are current or former superintendents, four are assistant/deputy superintendents, seven are central office administrators, two are principal/building level administrators and three are of working in other departments.

They received 10 out of state applications from nine states including two from North Carolina, one from New Jersey, one from Mississippi, one from Delaware, one from Massachusetts, two from Texas, one from South Carolina and one from Washington, D.C. The remaining 14 applicants were from Virginia.

When board members emerged from closed session Wednesday, no action was taken.

According to superintendent search committee representative R. K. “Dick” Stoneman, board members hope “to sit down again soon” and reduce the applicant pool to a “manageable number.”

School board members also are hoping to set a date at their next meeting when they will start interviews with chosen applicants.