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Two New Candidates Added for JMCSS Superintendent Position

By Cyndi Lundeberg
By clundeberg@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn. -Two additional candidates were added to the Jackson-Madison County School System superintendent search, Monday. The school board voted to add two new people to the list after three candidates dropped out of consideration.

The names of the two new candidates have not been released, but it is known that both live within in two hours of the school district. One of the candidates is also a current superintendent at a smaller school district. They will be interviewed Wednesday.

The three candidates who dropped from the race, Dr. Dan Lawson, Dr. Neyland Clark and Dr. Karyle Green did so because of varying reasons. One withdrew because of family reasons, the other two felt Jackson was not a good fit for them.

David Clift, chairman of the Jackson-Madison County School System, said the withdrawal of these candidates is a set back. "It's definitely a minor setback, It is. We thought we had six candidates or thought we would be looking at six candidates tonight and would eliminate three of those and go forward with the other three but this unexpected turn of events has altered our plans."

Verna Ruffin, Dr. Terence Patterson and Dr. Tim Webb are all still in the running for the JMCSS' top spot.

The two new additions brings the total of people running for the position to five.