The Farmington School Board of Education has narrowed the list of candidates for superintendent down to six.
School Board President Randy Rains said the interview process began Monday evening with two interviews. They continued Tuesday evening with another two and will conclude Nov. 10.
After all six candidates have been interviewed the board will narrow the list to two or three candidates. At that point the board intends to visit the schools and communities those candidates currently serve and gather more information on the individuals and their work.
All of the candidates being interviewed are in Missouri and are existing superintendents. Rains added that the board is still on target for the December deadline for hiring the new superintendent.
Rains said the names of those being interviewed will not be released, and the top candidate will be announced immediately after being hired.
The new superintendent will take over July 1, 2010 and replace interim Superintendent Jerome Watson. Watson took over in August after the board cut ties with Superintendent Dr. W. L. Sanders.
Sanders came to Farmington during the 2003-2004 school year and had announced his retirement in October 2008.