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Superintendent search continues in Owensboro

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

The screening committee's been chosen to help find Owensboro Public School's new superintendent, but it still needs one more member.

A special meeting will take place Tuesday night at the OPS Central Office on Griffith Avenue.

Its purpose is to elect a minority parent to the superintendent screening committee, which was chosen at the end of last month.

That's the group that will screen all superintendent candidates and then make a recommendation to the board of education.

This election is being held as a result of state guidelines for the process.

14 News spoke with Phil Eason who's leading the search for a replacement, and he explained that a minority parent is anyone from an ethnic group that's underrepresented in a school district.

At tonight's meeting, any minority parent who's interested in serving on the screening committee will need to give a one to two minute presentation explaining why he or she is qualified to join the group.

All parents who attend the meeting will have a chance to vote for a minority parent.

The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.

We'll keep you updated as the process moves along.

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