Louisville, KY – Kentucky could have a new education commissioner by August first. Former commissioner Jon Draud resigned in February, citing health concerns. He'd been commissioner since November 2007. The state board of education has hired the Florida firm Greenwood/Asher and Associate to conduct the search. Board spokesperson Lisa Gross says finding the right person is crucial at this time.
"We're on the brink of some new things in education in Kentucky. We've got Senate Bill One, we've got other pieces of legislation, we need someone who's going to come in and keep this moving, move us forward, help us progress, have the best interests of students at heart, while also being able to manage a large organization."
Gross says the search firm has already started placing ads for the position.