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PEARCY -- The Lake Hamilton School Board met in executive session Thursday evening to discuss the three candidates for the position of school district superintendent.

Vance Dobyns, school board president, told The Sentinel-Record early Thursday that the meeting would be to discuss the candidates who were interviewed by the board Monday through Wednesday of this week. As of presstime, he said he was unsure if the board would make a final decision on hiring a candidate.

"If we have someone that we think is a great fit for the school, I could see us making that decision tonight," he said. "We've had great candidates come through. There's not been a bad one in my opinion. They're all just top-quality individuals."

Dobyns said though three candidates have been interviewed this week, that does not mean that other candidates who submitted applications will not be considered, adding these are three that the board felt it best to start with.

"I have no idea if we will have a recommendation or open it back up; that will be at the direction of the board," he said.

By the school board's deadline of Dec. 14, 2018, six administrators had applied for the position of superintendent. Applicants included Shawn Higginbotham, associate superintendent at Lake Hamilton; Danny Breshears, superintendent of Centerpoint School District; Susan Kissire, superintendent for Bismarck School District; Michael White, superintendent of Parkers Chapel School District; Karla Neathery, assistant superintendent of Benton School District; and Bobby Hart, superintendent of Hope School District.

The new superintendent will succeed Steve Anderson, who has served as the district's superintendent for 13 years. Anderson announced his plans to retire in October after 38 years in public education in Arkansas. He will serve until June 1.

Local on 01/11/2019

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