Three are finalists for Tupelo superintendent

By Chris Kieffer/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – The search for Tupelo’s next school superintendent is now down to three finalists.
Board members recently completed interviews of seven candidates seeking to replace Randy Shaver, who was given an early exit from his contract last April. David Meadows has been serving as interim superintendent.
The finalists include two from Mississippi and one from outside the state. Board President Amy Heyer said that the board is still keeping their names confidential because candidates have said they would withdraw if they were revealed at this point of the search.
The board will meet in executive session on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the central office to discuss questions for the second round of interviews.
School Board Vice President Eddie Prather, who has overseen the search process, said that the board still hopes to announce its selection by early March.

Read more in Tuesday’s NEMS Daily Journal.