WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The search for Wayne County's next school superintendent is on hold for now.
On Tuesday night, the school board decided to put off the search for a permanent replacement until the new school board is seated in July.
Instead the board will offer a contract to Lynn Hurt to continue serving the district as the interim superintendent.
Board President Joann Hurley said board members are reviewing several candidates to find the right fit for the job.
"It's been a good search," Hurley said. "We have some excellent candidates. We have excellent candidates that are in county and out of county. This process takes a while, and because of the length of time, it's going to be a little longer before we do that."
Earlier this month, 10 people applied for the superintendent post. It's not clear if the new school board will re-open the application process or choose from the existing applications.