Tupelo board to interview seven superintendent candidates

By Chris Kieffer/NEMS Daily Journal

TUPELO – Seven candidates will interview to become Tupelo’s next superintendent, the school district announced on Wednesday.
The district’s school board met in a specially-called meeting on Wednesday afternoon and voted to extend interviews to those seven candidates, who hail from five states. The meeting was held in closed session because it dealt with a personnel issue.
The names of the candidates will remain confidential, a press release said, noting that releasing names at this point may cause candidates to withdraw from the process. Interviews will be held in February and will be conducted before the entire school board.
After those interviews are completed, the board plans to select finalists for a second interview.
Twenty one candidates applied for the position.
See Thursday’s NEMS Daily Journal for more information.