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Published 12:00 am Friday, March 21, 2003

The search for a new Ironton school superintendent is progressing and on schedule, this according to school board members.

After Thursday evening's board meeting at Ironton Junior High School, Teresa Parker, board president, said the board has narrowed the field of candidates to three, but declined at this time to give information about the three people, since some of them may not have notified their current employers yet about their interest in this position. The interviews with the three candidates will be March 29.

"I'm pleased with how well it's gone so far," Parker said.

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Board member Kathy McGinnis said she was pleased with the number of applicants who submitted resumes for the position, particularly those from outside the area.

"It's overwhelming," McGinnis said. " It gave me a renewed hope that people are interested in our community and are willing to work here."

Both Parker and McGinnis said they were pleased with the spirit of cooperation among board members as they look for a replacement for Superintendent Stephen Kingery. Kingery handed in his resignation earlier this year. It is effective at the end of May.