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UPDATE: List narrows for Columbus school superintendent

More interviews will be conducted this month in order to find a new school superintendent for the Columbus Municipal School District.

Posted: May 8, 2018 1:17 PM
Updated: May 8, 2018 1:17 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - More interviews will be conducted this month in order to find a new school superintendent for the Columbus Municipal School District.

As of April, there were 19 applicants for the job.

RELATED:  Columbus close to hiring new school superintendent 

Board of Trustees President Jason Spears confirms there are now five candidates. The board will conduct in-person interviews with each of the five candidates on May 22.

The board will then choose the top three candidates.

A public interview will later be held at Cook Elementary where each candidate will make a presentation and field questions from the community.

Finally, the board will choose the district's new leader.

"The board anticipates making the selection during the first or second week of June," Spears stated.

RELATED: Columbus superintendent Hickman fired 

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