Superintendent search to be discussed at school board’s Feb. 12 meeting

ROCK HALL — The Kent County Board of Education’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting Monday, Feb. 12 will begin at 4:30 p.m. in open session.

According to the agenda that is posted on the Kent County Public Schools website, there will be a discussion about the search for a successor to Superintendent Karen Couch, Ed.D., who announced last month that she would retire at the end of June — one year before the completion of a third contracted full term.

At a special meeting on Jan. 23, the board in open session approved a contract for the Maryland Association of Boards of Education to serve as the search consultant. The vote was 4-0; board member Aretha Dorsey did not attend the meeting.

At the Monday, Feb. 12 meeting, approval of a search timeline as recommended by the consultant and approval of a superintendent stakeholder survey also are listed as agenda items.

The board will go into closed session at 5:30 p.m. The open session will resume at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the Kent County Public Schools administrative building, 5608 Boundary Ave. in Rock Hall.

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Information about the superintendent search can be found on the Kent County Public Schools website,

Trish McGee, owner and publisher of The Evening Enterprise, is an elected member of the Kent County Board of Education. She is the author of this news item.

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