Boyd County Schools Looking For New Superintendent

CANNONSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Boyd County's Interim Superintendent, Brock Walter, will find out next month, whether he can keep his chair at the desk of the district's top job.

Walter, is the assistant Superintendent, and is one of five candidates vying for the job, vacated by Howard K. Osborne.

Osborne's resignation was effective, April 1, 2013, however, he's already left the district, using accrued vacation time.

"Of course, I'd like the job" Walter tells "But, I also want what's best for the district and these students."

The board is currently interviewing applicants and will meet twice, the first week of April, at Boyd County High School. The last interviews scheduled for April 4.

After eight years, Osborne has left the position, to spend time more time with his family.

In an open letter to the community, that ends simply, with "Go Lions!", Osborne touted recent academic accomplishments, made by the district, to improve the proficiency of it's students.

Reading proficiency rates have risen from the 55 percent to 75 percent. Mathematics proficiency rates have risen from the 37 percent to 64 percent during the past six years.

Osborne goes on to state the district met NCLB district goals for the first time and is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Schools (SACS-CASI).

ACT scores increased to 18.7, college and career readiness rate increased to 48.6 percent, and the district's Average Freshman Graduation Rate was 90.3 percent.

The Boyd County School Board would like to have a new superintendent in place by July 1, 2013.

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