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Interviews for superintendent candidates set

Halifax County School Board members announced Monday their schedule for interviewing possible candidates for the superintendent position.


Current Superintendent Paul Stapleton will retire effective June 30.

School board members plan to interview the eight to 10 possible candidates who have been narrowed down from the field of 24 applicants between April 24 and May 8, depending on a date and time that is best suitable for both the candidates and the board, according to superintendent search committee representative R. K. “Dick” Stoneman.

“We have some strong candidates, and the credentials are the most important. I don’t look to see if they are men or women.  We have some local applicants, and the local applicants will be interviewed first. I am encouraged by the applicants,” added Stoneman.

Board members, by the direction of the Virginia School Board Association, said they hope to have a new superintendent in place by the first of June.

However, Stoneman said that will depend on how the interview process goes.