Rock Hill school board interviews superintendent candidates

03/06/2014 5:08 PM

03/06/2014 5:37 PM

The Rock Hill school board met behind closed doors all day Thursday to interview candidates to be the district’s next superintendent.

It was the next step toward filling the position left vacant when Lynn Moody left at the end of August to become superintendent of the Rowan-Salisbury School System in North Carolina.

Since Moody’s departure, John Taylor, a former Rock Hill administrator and former Lancaster County superintendent, has been interim superintendent.

The school board is paying Coleman Lew & Associates, a Charlotte executive search firm, more than $55,000 to lead the superintendent search. Coleman Lew has identified potential candidates and turned those applications over to the board, which narrowed the list of candidates to those it wanted to bring in for interviews.

Coleman Lew president Kenneth Carrick has said that, at this phase in the process, the school board is the sole decision maker.

“We move into more of an advisory role at that point,” he said.

The school board will not release the identities of any candidates until three finalists have been identified. State law requires the board to make public the names of no fewer than three finalists for the position.

Interviews are scheduled to continue Friday.

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