Another member of Owen County School District administration turns in resignation

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By Molly Haines

In addition to a new superintendent, the members of the Owen County Board of Education are now looking for a new finance officer following the resignation of another member of the administrative staff.
The board accepted a letter of resignation from long-time district finance officer Sheila Miller at its Jan. 10 meeting.
The resignation became effective Dec. 31, 2012. Miller cited a job with the Kentucky Department of Education as her reason for resignation.
Kathy Faulkner, a former finance officer with Williamstown schools, will serve as the district’s interim officer until someone is hired permanently.
Owen County School District Interim Superintendent Sonny Fentress said Faulkner served as a finance officer for Pendleton County on an interim basis in 2011.

Board members Stuart Bowling, Kimberly Hunter and Dr. Larry Johnson were given the constitutional oath for newly elected board members.
Bowling and Hunter both ran uncontested in the Nov. 2012 general election. Johnson defeated Kitty Cammack to continue serving on the board.
The board chose to keep Bowling as chairman of the board and Brett McDonald as co-chair.
The board went into executive session for a report from the superintendent search committee.
Fentress said the committee submitted its recommendations to the board and will now begin the process of interviewing.
The committee’s purpose is to review candidates for the position and make recommendations to the board. According to state law, the board is not required to appoint a superintendent from the committee’s recommendations, but must consider them.
Owen County Primary School Principal Sharen Hubbard, who also serves as the screening committee’s principal representative, said the board was given three recommendations.
All three recommended candidates are male.
The board was expected to hold three meetings this week to discuss personnel in executive session.