School board interviews 2 superintendent hopefuls

By The Arkadelphian

The Arkadelphia Board of Education has begun the interviewing process to fill the Arkadelphia Public School District superintendent position Karla Neathery vacated in February.

The school board met in executive session for two and a half hours Monday during a special called meeting, talking to two candidates. Board members Gina White and Blake Bell were absent for the meeting.

The school board went into executive session for the purpose of interviewing candidates, and adjourned without taking any action. School board president Casey Motl told The Arkadelphian the board does not have any interviews scheduled for Tuesday’s regular meeting, although personnel is an item listed on the agenda.

The board spent the first half of Monday’s interviews talking with Nikki Thomas, who is presently the superintendent of the Gurdon Public School District. At the time of this writing, Thomas had not submitted an application showing interest in the top spot at Arkadelphia, though she has had many years of experience in various administrative roles at Arkadelphia.

The second half of the interviews was spent with Marvin Burton, current principal at Little Rock’s Southwest Magnet High School.

With no set deadline to submit an application, the search for the superintendent position will continue until the position is filled, Motl has said.

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