Trish Bennett, Editor
CIRCLEVILLE – Jonathan Davis, assistant superintendent of Circleville City Schools, has been offered the superintendent position following the retirement of Kirk McMahon last December.
Davis has yet to officially accept the offer, according to interim superintendent John Edgar, but he is expected to be confirmed by the Board of Education at its regular meeting next week.
“The board is working on details of a contract now,” Edgar said. “Jonathan has been selected and the position has been offered, but it hasn’t been officially approved yet.”
Davis was one of 16 candidates to apply for the position, Edgar said, and that pool was recently narrowed to six who received an interview with the board.
If approved, Davis, who served three years as assistant superintendent and three years as assistant high school principal, would begin his new role July 1.
Edgar said most of the six finalists for the position were from outside the area, and only one other than Davis was from Pickaway County. A couple of the candidates were already superintendents, and the rest had central office jobs in other districts.
“They all had curriculum and instruction backgrounds, because the board was looking for someone who could help improve our test scores,” Edgar said. “Jonathan did fill all of those requirements.”
Details of the offer and contract will become available once they are confirmed at the April 13 board meeting, Edgar said.
Edgar has served as interim superintendent since McMahon retired on Dec. 31, 2015.
This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal