The Adair County school board interviewed two candidates for the interim superintendent position and Thursday evening during the Dec. monthly meeting, the board voted unanimously to appoint Pam Stephens as the interim superintendent of the Adair County School District.
Stephens has served as a superintendent in Hardin County and her experience within school systems will be beneficial to the district until a full-time superintendent can be found through the superintendent replacement process that is mandated by KRS legislation. The board noted that part of their decision came down to saving the school district more money. Stephens will be hired for no more than 120 days and will procure a salary of less than $300 per working day.
The board welcomed Stephens and also saluted outgoing board members Quinn Lasley, Floyd Burton, and retiring superintendent Alan Reed for their outstanding years of service to the school system and the community.
“It has been a learning experience and one that I’ve enjoyed,” said Lasley. “Thank you for your support and I hope the district continues to do great things.”
“It’s been a pleasure to serve,” remarked Reed.
“I’ve enjoyed my time on the board and my only regret is that we missed being named a District of Distinction by a point, but I can’t wait until we are able to attain that next year,” said Burton.
All board members were present for the meeting.