Logan County schools superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub said that the high school site-based decision making council will not be getting into any hurry in replacing LCHS principal Casey Jaynes, who left the school last week to take another job in a different district.
The council met on Friday to plan how to go forward and decided to hire an interim principal in the meantime until a permanent replacement can be found.
“I have gotten in touch with several retired administrators with high school principal experience in the area who have expressed interest in the task,” Hub said. “I hope to have a commitment this week.”
Until then, LCHS assistant principal Alissa Todd has been named acting principal for the school.
“The council was very clear, we will not sacrifice quality in order to speedily move through the process,” Hub said. “We will try to find a principal after the 30-day posting is up though.”
Hub said that he received a half dozen inquiries about the position over the weekend.
The SBDM council’s next meetings will be on Aug. 5 and then on Aug. 24.
“Our hope is that on Aug. 24, we can schedule interviews sometime during the last week of August,” Hub said.
And if the right fit for the job is found, the next principal could be named in early September.
But, if a great candidate is not found, then Hub said the school would just keep the interim principal for the remainder of the semester.
“If we don’t find anyone, we will try again in November or December and try to get someone on board for Jan. 1,” he said.
Hub said that even though school is starting all over Kentucky, he doesn’t think many superintendents would hold an educator back if they have a good opportunity at advancement.
“I think we’ll have some people in the district who are interested in the job and some from outside of the district that are also interested,” Hub said. “This is a great stepping stone for leaders who have aspirations of being a superintendent one day.”
Jaynes left Logan County after been selected by Boone County Central Office to be their next Director of Middle/High School Teaching and Learning.
He has spent the past seven years as principal at LCHS and has built a leadership team of administrators and teachers that have moved LCHS to the 88th percentile on the 2014 Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP). LCHS was recently recognized by the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education for being tied for first place in the state for having 100 percent of students majoring in a Career and Tech Education field to be college or career ready as determined by KPREP standards.
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