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Shelbyville Central Schools narrows search for new superintendent

Shelbyville Central Schools has narrowed the list of candidates for a new superintendent down to three.

New SCS board president Curt Johnson (photo) confirmed that three executive sessions this week are for second-round interviews.

“It’s really been a great process so far,” said Johnson after Wednesday’s school board meeting at the administrative building. “We have conducted out first round interviews and are in the process of our second round interviews.

“We have a really good batch of candidates and hopeful to have someone to announce by the beginning of February … I think.”

There were 12 candidates expressing interest in being SCS’ new superintendent. Current superintendent Mary Harper announced in September her intention to retire at the end of the 2021-2022 school year.

“I think the board has done a good job so far of getting on top of it,” said Johnson. “We are very pleased with the candidates.

“The candidates each bring different things to the table. It’s going to be hard for us to go wrong. I think the school system is in a good position.”