Starkville school board trims superintendent list

By The Associated Press

STARKVILLE — An undisclosed number of the 22 candidates in the Starkville School District superintendent pool have been eliminated, though the board of trustees won’t release names until next week.

The Commercial Dispatch reports the board met Tuesday and took only one action in open session, unanimously agreeing to let the Mississippi School Boards Association — contracted to assist in the search — handle background checks of semifinalists.

Discussion of candidates and which ones were eliminated from contention took place in executive session.

Board President Keith Coble said the board agreed not to reveal the number of names forwarded back to MSBA, which will contact the remaining candidates to see if they’re still interested in the position.

The district is looking to replace Judy Couey, who resigned in April.