KSBA reported that the board went into closed session at 9:30 EST - twenty-four minutes before she received confirmation of yet another resume problem.
Contrary to assertions made in her application, Erwin was not a presenter at the 2006 Triple I Conference according to an Illinois Association of School Boards official - and supported by Board minutes from District 303, and individuals close to district leadership in St. Charles who refused to be identified.
So...here's the news...
The Kentucky Board of Education has voted to hire Illinois superintendent Dr. Barbara Erwin to become the state's commissioner of education.
The vote came shortly after 1:30 p.m. CT following a five-hour closed door session with the board members and Erwin.
The vote was unanimous with the exception of absent member Doug Hubbard, who was out of state. Hubbard had called for Erwin to withdraw after news media outlets reported criticisms of the candidate related to some of her previous superintendencies and noted an error in her resume.
The state board had on its planned agenda an early morning vote on a contract, followed by an introduction of the new commissioner. However, the meeting opened shortly after 8:30 a.m. CT with an amendment to that agenda, followed immediately by the start of the closed session.
And this from the Herald-Leader...and Erwin's resume....and from the Courier-Journal.