Greencastle-Antrim School Board hopes to make offer for new superintendent in July

MEGAN HERR, The Record Herald Contact Megan Herr at 717-762-2151, mherr@therecordherald.com or on Twitter: @mherr_RH

Greencastle-Antrim School District is getting closer to naming its next superintendent.

Current Superintendent Dr. C. Gregory Hoover announced at a previous school board meeting that he would be retiring June 30 after nearly 40 years with the G-ASD, however Hoover said he would stay on until a new superintendent is named.

"We are getting close to the end of the process," said Greencastle-Antrim School Board President Jim Winslow.

He said the board received some help in the hiring process from the Pennsylvania School Boards Association and the position was posted to the PSBA website. About 20 candidates from around the country applied.

"Once we had all of the candidates, we brought them all down and had the first round of interviews a couple weeks ago," said Winslow.

The candidates have since been narrowed down to just a few left who the board wishes to talk to again this week and early next week.

He said the main challenge is just finding the right fit for the district.

"We had a lot of good candidates. We are hoping to reach a decision and offer the position around July 11," Winslow said.