This week the KBE goes back into closed session to review feedback from the references of a dozen semi-finalists.
KDE spokesperson Lisa Gross told WFPL's Tony McVeigh that another round of interviews could come as early as next week.
“And if they do that, it most likely would mean they will cull down the list of 12 people that they interviewed to a smaller group, because that’s more manageable to do more interviews,” says Gross.Sources tell KCN&C that the board remains optimistic as some candidates fall away and others rise to the top. Lots of time and serious consideration is going into the sorting and selecting process. There also appears to be increasing hope that a trio (or couple) of finalists may become public before the final vetting occurs. Three's better; but either way, that would be a good thing for the public and would place the board's final pick on more solid ground moving forward.