Friday, June 10, 2011

Fayette school board begins meeting to choose superintendent

This from Jim Warren at H-L:
The Fayette school board convened just after 7 a.m. Friday to begin deliberations on the selection of a new school superintendent.

The board immediately went into closed session, members saying they had no idea how long reaching a decision may take. 
They are considering three finalists: Clark County Superintendent Elaine Farris, Daviess County Superintendent Tom Shelton and Jessamine County Superintendent Lu Young.
Boy, would I love to be a "fly on the wall" for this one.

I have no specific inside knowledge on this, but I'd be surprised if the board didn't go into this morning's talks 2-1-2. My guess is that Stu's strongest supporters, still are, and Tom Shelton is likely to benefit from that. Strong and capable, I can't imagine Elaine Farris not getting significant support from the African American community, at least, and that probably extends to the board's only African American member. And I suspect those who have been pushing to soften the tone of the district may be attracted to Lu Young.

My other guess - and these are just guesses - is that the board will work pretty hard to come out with a 5-0 decision, which ever direction they go.

Now, maybe this analysis is completely wrong. But if not, there's going to be some serious horse-trading going on in Fayette County today.

Our KSN&C Flash Poll says:
Lu Young
9 (23%)
Elaine Farris
10 (25%)
Tom Shelton
20 (51%)
Of course this tiny unscientific poll may not be meaningful. Then again, KSN&C readers have picked winners before.

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