An announcement is expected Monday naming a new superintendent for the Greenville Independent School District.

Trustees will conduct their final in-depth discussions with the remaining three contenders for the position today, and have another announced meeting on the selection process at 6 p.m. Monday at the Wesley Martin Operations Center.

Meetings were also held Thursday and Friday in what has been described as “round two” of the interviews, which began with more than 50 candidates for the job brought to trustees by Arrow Educational Services.

Once a candidate is selected, that person will be named “a lone finalist.”

Under state law, school districts are required to release the names of “finalists” for superintendent. If the school board decides to officially classify only one person as a finalist, then the identities of the other applicants remains confidential.

The trustees will replace interim Superintendent Buddy Echols, who has been serving following the retirement of William Smith, who took a position with the Texas Association of School Boards.

GISD school board president Steve Mitchell said he was impressed by the group of candidates.

“We had a very good response. We were very pleased by both the quantity and quality of candidates,” Mitchell said. “I think we will be able to find a very good leader for the district for the years to come.”

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