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Superintendent Treece announces he will not continue in post

June 30, 2012 is Mr. Treece's last day. Board starts process of replacement. Board names member Mike Harris to Screening Committee, Balance of Screen Committee will be named by constituent groups.. Mr. Treece's statement below

By Ed Waggener

Superintendent Darrell Treece announced tonight that he will not be returning as superintendent aftter June 30, 2012, and the board immediately began the process of searching for a a new person to assume the leadership position.The action followed an executive session in the regular school board meeting, Thursday, February 16, 2012, near the close of the session after which Mr. Treece read the following statement:

February 16, 2012

Dear Adair County Board of Education Members:

Since July 1, 2003 I have served as superintendent of the Adair County Schools,. During these 9 years, we have made great strides in academics, facilities, school culture and cooperation. I do not take any credit because it has been a collaborative effort between the Board, administration, faculty, staff, students, parents, and community.

As we continue to move ahead with plans to implement Senate Bill 1 and ot build a new school to replace Colonel WIlliam Casey, it is an exciting time. Add to that the fact that Kentucky has received a waiver from NCLB which means a fairer accountability instead of an "all or nothing" approach and that adds to the excitement.

So it is with mixed emotions that I am announcing that I will not be returning as superintendent after June 30 of this year. I have been looking at my options for two years now. At the top of my list is retirement! However, I am not ready to just sit in a rocker on my front porch.

I am not sure if I will retire and work at something different altogether or if I will look at other opportunities in the field of education where I can still put my years of experience to good use. It is good to be at a point in my career where I have several choices.

I do want to express my thanks to the Board for giving me the opportunity to lead this district and for their support during my tenure here. I also want to thank all of my school family for all their hard work, dedication, support and prayers. It is my hope that the Adair County Schools enjoy continued success and have even greater accomplishments.

May God Bless,

s/Darrell Treece
The Board expressed appreciation to Mr. Treece for his years of service, then voted to begin the process of selecting a new superintendent as outlined by Board Attorney Jeff Hoover.

The first item in that order was the appointment of a screening committee, which includes one member of the school board appointed by Board Chairman Floyd Burton, who appointed Mike Harris. The other five screening committee members will be selected by the constituent groups. Attorney Jeff Hoover will meet with them and offer assistances as they select representatives, and will include two teachers, a representative of the collective Parent/Teacher organizations, one classified employee, and one school principal.

The screening committee will take approximately 90 days to present their choice to the school board.

All board members were present: Chairman Floyd Burton (Division 4), and Members Rebecca Turner (1), Marsha Walker (2), Joseph Payne (3), and Mike Harris (5).

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