Friday, December 05, 2014
Fourteen apply for State Education Commissioner: Will C. J. Huff be a finalist?
We know one of those 14.
State Board of Education President (and. C. J. Huff buddy) Peter Herschend said the board reviewed the applications today and will announce five finalists on Monday.
At this point, the only person who announced publicly that he is seeking the position is Joplin R-8 Superintendent C. J. Huff.
Huff had a closed door meeting with Herschend at the Joplin R-8 Administration Building three days before it was announced that a nationwide search was going to be held for the position.
The nationwide search only occurred after many state media organizations and school superintendents criticized the board for being in such a rush to name someone to the position.