The School Board cut the list of candidates for the Director of Schools position to seven at Monday’s meeting.
Each commissioner ranked their top eight candidates from the 17 that applied, and any candidate receiving three votes was invited to the opening interview session Saturday, starting at 8 a.m.
The seven still remaining were Tim Bell, LaDonna McFall, Rick Miller, Timothy N. Parrott, Clint A. Satterfield, Donna L. Wright and Jubal Yennie.
Bell and Miller were the only candidates who are currently in the Wilson County School system.
Wright got to the final two candidates when Dr. Tim Setterlund was hired.
After the interviews Saturday, the School Board will cut the list down to two candidates, and another interview session will be held. The School Board hopes to have a new director announced by the May 5 meeting.