John Millay has been named superintendent for the Meade County Public Schools.
The announcement was made Thursday evening at the conclusion of a special meeting of the Meade County Board of Education. Millay, who has served as superintendent of Cloverport Independent Schools since 2008, said, "I am humbled to be able to return to Meade County as Superintendent. I love the people and look forward to working with the Board of Education, students, staff, families, and community as we continue to build on the tradition of excellence together."
Millay began his career in education as a special education teacher in Meade County. He also served as an elementary principal and director of student improvement before accepting the role of superintendent in Elizabethtown City Schools.
Millay attended Western Kentucky University, earning bachelors’ degrees in both elementary and special education, master’s degree in elementary education and various other certifications. He completed his PH.D. in Educational Administration at the University of Louisville in 2000.
"I have been privileged to work with many great people throughout my career and owe a great deal of gratitude to the many fantastic school staff that have touched my life over the years and made this possible," Millay said.
Screening Committee Receives Applications For Meade County Superintendent Search
The Meade County Public Schools superintendent screening committee received fifteen applications for the position of superintendent of the Meade County Public Schools. There are thirteen in-state applicants and two out-of-state applicants with three having superintendent experience.
The screening committee will now begin the process of screening all applications, following the guidelines established in KRS 160.352 and Board Policy 02.1. Per the timeline established by the Board of Education, the screening committee will make its recommendation to the board by April 25, 2013.
At this point, following the guidelines in Board Policy, members of the screening committee will keep all applicant information in strict confidence.
Screening Committee in Place For Meade County Superintendent Search
Meade County Public Schools is making progress toward finding a new superintendent. The Board of Education has established the superintendent screening committee. Following the required procedures established in KRS 160.352, the following people will serve on the Meade County Public Schools’ superintendent screening committee:
·Board Appointee: Dr. John Inman ·Principal Representative: Mr. Chad Butler ·Teacher Representative: Mr. Rob Miller ·Teacher Representative: Ms. Vesta Smith · Classified Representative: Ms. Rachel Clark ·Parent Representative: Ms. Kim Devries
According to Meade County Public Schools Board Policy 02.1, the superintendent screening committee has the following responsibilities:
1.Screen all candidates; 2.Employ any reasonable means it chooses to screen candidates; 3.Report its recommendations to the Board on the prescribed date; and 4.Consider additional responsibilities as assigned by the Board.
Board Takes First Step to Appoint New Superintendent
Meade County Public Schools Board of Education has started the process of selecting the next superintendent of the Meade County Public Schools. Using the services of Mr. Phil Eason, a consultant with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators (KASA), the district is establishing the superintendent screening committee.
According to Eason, establishing a superintendent screening committee is the first step in the process and is an extremely important one at that.
“Kentucky Revised Statute 160.352 is very clear on how a screening committee shall be established, and who will serve on it,” said Eason. “This six member committee will receive all the applications and start the screening process. So by design, this statute essentially offers everyone in the School District an opportunity to be represented in the process.”
Eason said the committee is comprised of a cross section of the stakeholders of the district and will include the following individuals: two teachers, elected by the teachers; one board of education member, appointed by the board chairman; one principal, elected by the principals of the district; one parent, elected by the presidents of the parent-teacher organizations of the school district; and one classified employee, elected by the classified employees of the school district.
“Prior to appointing a new superintendent, the Board of Education will consider the finalists recommended by the screening committee,” said Eason. “However, the board is not required to appoint a superintendent from the committee’s recommended candidates. Ultimately, the board has the legal authority and responsibility to appoint the superintendent.”
The Board of Education’s goal is to appoint a superintendent by May 21, 2013 with duties to begin July 1, 2013. If anyone in the community has any questions or would like to provide input as to the qualities of the next superintendent contact Phil Eason at email@example.com/270.799.1256.
Meade County Schools were awarded $43,776 by WHAS Crusade for the 2012-2013 school year.
The grant was used for the following: $16,742 for (2) DynaVox Maestro's with accessories; $9,034 for (1) DynaVox Vmax with accessories; $6,000 toward iPad2's with Proloquo2go combo pack app; $12,000 for (2) cogmed working memory training programs
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